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..."
"Nikolai Returns is engaging, entertaining, and satisfying. I highly recommend it. It's based on true life stories as related to the author during many trips to Russia, and in-person visits to many of ..."
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