Nikolai Returns
A Novel

Nikolai Returns CoverIn 1920, a glittering Russian Orthodox monastery is dynamited by the Bolsheviks into piles of rubble. Years later, Nikolai Razkazov-Kolya-grows up in the shadow of the ruins. A veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and the deadly Russian arms trade, Kolya learns that he and the old monastery share a special connection and that his life has a purpose, a dangerous purpose.


"I'd not anticipated becoming attached and intrigued by the characters in this book, but the pages soon began to turn themselves and I could not disengage from the story or the depth of emotion evoked ..."
"I was impressed with the level of research the author took regarding the military aspects of the story. It reads like a Clancy novel during the Afgahanistan and organized crime sections of the book. I..."
"Interesting story and well crafted. Has significance for Americans with our involvement
in Afghanistan. Would make a good movie with the right cast and director. ..."
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