Present day Russia is trying to get a new Tsar and after the throne was forcefully taken from Nicholas II and his family by the Soviets, they are enlisting a list of distant relatives of Nicholas II. A bunch of clients have enlisted Miles Lord’s law firm to make sure that their investment in this one man is a solid investment, in other words to make sure there is no possible way that there is any other person more closely related. Lord has a special pass that makes it so he can read throughout the known historic documents of Russia, some not even the Russian people themselves have seen. This is where he finds out that two of Nicholas’ children might have survived the execution that killed his whole family.
Miles Lord is then chased throughout Russia by a Mafiya and police alike as it seems other people have an investment in this one heir as well and if what Miles has found out gets out, then they wont have their puppet and therefore they wont have control over the decisions made in Russia.
I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, an 8. Berry throws you straight into the action and although some of the book is slow, it is still a great read and it held my attention the whole way through as I am an avid Nichols II fan. He goes into great detail of how the whole thing went down, from Rasputin’s prophecy to the survival Nicholas’ children, Anastasia and Alexei, survival and eventual journey to stay under the radar. It may be fictitious, but it got me wondering.