Volk's Shadow by Brent Ghelfi audiobook

Volk's Shadow: A Novel

By Brent Ghelfi
Read by Stephen Hoye

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The Volk Series: Book 2

10.12 Hours 1
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The headquarters of an American oil company hemorrhages chemical-pink smoke into the Moscow night, the aftermath of an apparent terrorist attack. A Russian army captain carrying a priceless Fabergé egg and digital evidence of horrific wartime atrocities is murdered and relieved of both these prizes. And in the snowy mountains of southern Russia, a terrorist named Abreg—who once held Volk captive in a Chechen mud pit—hatches a plan to lure him back into his grasp. Volk's Shadow finds Colonel Alexei Volkovoy—covert agent of the Russian army and major player in the Moscow underworld—once again struggling to stay afloat in the swirling currents of Russian political and economic intrigue. This time, however, he is without his sidekick and lover, the ethereal Valya Novaskaya. Aching for the soul mate he pushed away, Volk begins to doubt himself, becoming even more detached from the brutality of his actions. When he takes out his inner pain on the wrong man, he gains a powerful enemy in the highest reaches of the Kremlin, and only after he travels back to Chechnya to eliminate his old nemesis, Abreg, is Volk's debt finally repaid.

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Summary

Summary

The headquarters of an American oil company hemorrhages chemical-pink smoke into the Moscow night, the aftermath of an apparent terrorist attack. A Russian army captain carrying a priceless Fabergé egg and digital evidence of horrific wartime atrocities is murdered and relieved of both these prizes. And in the snowy mountains of southern Russia, a terrorist named Abreg—who once held Volk captive in a Chechen mud pit—hatches a plan to lure him back into his grasp.

Volk's Shadow finds Colonel Alexei Volkovoy—covert agent of the Russian army and major player in the Moscow underworld—once again struggling to stay afloat in the swirling currents of Russian political and economic intrigue. This time, however, he is without his sidekick and lover, the ethereal Valya Novaskaya. Aching for the soul mate he pushed away, Volk begins to doubt himself, becoming even more detached from the brutality of his actions. When he takes out his inner pain on the wrong man, he gains a powerful enemy in the highest reaches of the Kremlin, and only after he travels back to Chechnya to eliminate his old nemesis, Abreg, is Volk's debt finally repaid.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ghelfi [is] a master at painting a modern Russia so dark and scary that it would give Stalin pause.... Quite thrilling. Kirkus
“Volk is less Arkady Renko than a Russian Jack Reacher, making Volk’s Shadow as noir as a winter night in Saint Petersburg.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Mesmerizing…Crisp characterization and strong visual prose keep the story moving to its harrowing climax.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Stephen Hoye handles the intrigue well and displays his wide-ranging vocal abilities with realistic Eastern European accents.” AudioFile
“Ghelfi [is] a master at painting a modern Russia so dark and scary that it would give Stalin pause…Quite thrilling.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Brent Ghelfi

Author Bio: Brent Ghelfi

Brent Ghelfi is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadow of the Wolf and The Venona Cable as well as Volk’s Game, which was nominated by the International Thriller Writers for Best First Novel of 2007 and by Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures magazines for a Barry Award for Best Thriller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English