The Linnet

The Linnet

by Chris McNaught


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2000. Nina Vassileva has no desire for martyrdom. But despite the long Russian shadows, corruption, and violent misogyny infesting her 'new' Ukraine, she dedicates herself to uncaging the better angels of the republic.It proves a dangerous mission. Cruelly kidnapped into sex slavery in Birmingham, Nina escapes, finding chance sanctuary with MI6, who turn her linguistic skills into an 'asset'. Dropped back into Kyiv at the Canadian embassy as an interpreter and 'Special Cultural Liaison', she flies boldly amongst those who still live on Moscow time.Sacha Vorontsky, Canadian lawyer of Ukrainian descent, attends an international conference in Kyiv. In Nina's voice and eyes, he quickly senses the zeal and aspirations of the post-Wall generation and falls both for her and her 'cause'.Two little soldiers fighting the endless aftershocks of Holodomor, the Gulag, and those parasites scurrying to profit from the fresh crosswinds over the Steppes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784651633
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Chris McNaught is a Canadian author, former criminal barrister, university lecturer, freelance journalist and artist. A lifetime of competitive swimming and water polo has helped keep his body and general wrath in reasonable proportion. Much travel and an ingrained love of story-telling - thanks to an anglophile mother - have charged his pen.

The Linnet is his third novel, once again sparked by personal experience. His next will be a mystery, 'Dùn Phrìs', set on Scotland's southwest coast.

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