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The Siberian
     

The Siberian

by Igor Panich
 

For the first time a Russian author reveals the workings of the Russian mafia ... A thriller where lives are worthless, where money and power are everything.
"Money is the only thing worth living or dying for, " is the motto of Katerina Sikorsky, a new generation Russian, desperate to leave the poverty and devastation of Siberia where she grew up.
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Overview

For the first time a Russian author reveals the workings of the Russian mafia ... A thriller where lives are worthless, where money and power are everything.
"Money is the only thing worth living or dying for, " is the motto of Katerina Sikorsky, a new generation Russian, desperate to leave the poverty and devastation of Siberia where she grew up.
Katerina is beautiful, ambitious, with little scruples. At nineteen, she married one of the most prominent godfathers of the Russian mafia, known as the "Owner".
Nobody knows the real name of the owner: it was only ten years ago when he was still called Andrei Krylov, one of the brilliant minds of the Soviet Communist Party, raised in the West, a member of the "Golden Cage", the all-powerful think tank of the KGB.
Taking advantage of the chaos born out of the fall of the Soviet Union, the Owner has built a financial empire, built on blood and bones. Now he runs his business from a yacht that never leaves international waters of the Mediterranean.
To his misfortune, James Maguire, an American thirty-two year old banker, on the run for his own criminal wrongdoings, will cross the destiny of this highly dangerous couple.
An entire country switched to a mafia system, where only the lucky survive...
First published in France, this historically accurate thriller gives us a peak through the mirror we know as today's Russia.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045585729
Publisher:
Igor Panich
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
371 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Igor Panich was born in Saint Petersbourg, Russia. When he was thirteen-years old his family emigrated to the West. He entered Ampleforth College in England and after finishing it, went on to obtain a BA degree in History at the University of London. He then decided to follow his family tradition and become an actor. He travelled to the US to study with Lee Strasberg - the legendary acting teacher and was in the last class taught by the master. After Lee Srasberg's death in 1982, Igor went on to produce and star in an off-Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Alongside his work in theatre, for which he also wrote two plays, Igor acted in several films and on television. He worked with stars like Robin Williams (Moscow on the Hudson), Jason Robards (A Maddening Space), Mikhail Baryshnikov (In Class), Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) and Ridley Scott (A Good Year) among others. He also produced "In Class" - a two part video with the stars of the American Ballet Theatre. In 1991 he produced and co-wrote "The Road Home" - a four-hour documentary series for the Russian REN TV. From 1991-1196 Igor work in Russia, trying to create"Bridges" between the Western and Russian businesses, such as Escada, Laurel, Crisca, MCM and Etienne Aigner among others. In 1995 Igor moved to France and concentrated on writing. His first novel "La Siberienne" was published by XO Editions in 2002. The English version entitled "The Siberian" and his second novel "The Russian Way" are available in E-book formats.

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