Published Jan 2016
A gripping, inventive thriller about justice and retribution set in Paris thirty years after World War II
Anna Martin is ready to put the past-and her unsuccessful marriage-behind her and start over with Nicholas Yurovsky. A titled aristocrat from a distinguished family that dates back to czarist Russia, Nicholas never talks about his past. Then Anna gets a call from her ex-husband.
Left-wing journalist Paul Martin warns Anna about a plot spearheaded by Nicholas to avenge the murder of his father. But Nicholas isn’t the only one with a score to settle. He and other members of "the Return" have been quietly gathering their forces, preparing to strike out against the man who condemned hundreds of thousands of Russians to life-and death-in labor camps.
An elite member of the Supreme Soviet who could be Russia’s next president, Grigor Malenkov buried his past along with countless victims. At the invitation of the French president, he is coming to Paris, where the children of the dead wait for justice that has been a long time coming-with one innocent woman in the crossfire.