A novel of Civil War Russia
A gripping historical spy thriller based on incredible real events
Moscow, August 1918.
Anna Sokolova is a young revolutionary working for the newly formed CHEKA state security agency to hunt down a British agent Sidney Reilly. Meanwhile, a young emissary of Wall Street William Arden sets sail from New York on a mission to Russia that is not what it appears to be, and the true purpose of which even he may not yet fully comprehend. Their paths cross in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), and they become unlikely allies.
As they race against the clock to stop Reilly through the ravages of civil war and the rapidly turning political tide in Russia, Anna must decide the price she is willing to pay to save her country and not lose herself in the process.
Based on real events, Commissar is meticulously researched and explores the little-known history of US and British intervention in the Russian Civil War (1918-22).
Semi-Finalist – 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards