Written is a strong, demotic and at times profane voice, this is the tale of a South London chancer, Spencer Weintraub, who stumbles across a hundred year-old mystery when a rich and beautiful woman asks him to find her missing husband. He finds himself in a world he barely understands, of cryptography and cryptic puzzles, of secret funds and great power politics. And most puzzling of all, what was the connection between a murder, a small, exclusive bank and what one royal biographer described as the most perplexing act of King George the Fifth’s reign: The abandonment of a loyal ally and much-loved cousin, Nicholas the Second, Tsar of Russia, to degradation and death? Nicholas, the Tsarina Alexandra, their four daughters and their son were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 after George refused to allow them to come to England. Spencer discovers that far from a simple act of betrayal, both George and Nicholas were pawns in a geopolitical game that eventually shaped the world of the twentieth century.
The Kindle version is available at $0.99 for a limited period.
Buy the book, and follow the author on social media:
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Daniel McCoy prefers to hide his light under any bushel he can find and shuns all social media. Someone has to.