Review: Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense

06 Apr

Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense (Pekkala, #1)Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense by Sam Eastland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Russian history has always been an area that interested me, especially the time around the 1917 revolution and then into rise of Communism. So when I saw a book set around that time period, I was intrigued. Pekkala was once the Special Aide to the Tsar, the only one of his kind. Following the abdication of the Tsar and their subsequent execution, he is exiled to Siberia for the rest of his days, or is he? The novel picks up over a decade following the deaths of the Tsar and his family, when Pekkala is brought back from exile to solve the mystery of the missing Romanov riches.

The mystery was intriguing and while I had a vague idea of the riches, it wasn’t confimed until the end and not in the way that I was expecting. It will be interesting to see what happens in the second book in the series.

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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Book Review


2 responses to “Review: Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense

  1. Ms. CleverClocks

    April 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

    There’s a second book? I read this and I’d probably give it the same 3 star rating. It did reflect some of the history pretty well – except for the fact that it’s complete fiction haha. Without giving anything away, the plot of of searching for the Romanovs is pretty “out there.”
    The writing was simplistic and it was a good mindless read.

  2. Dee

    April 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Actually, I just looked…the second book came out in February – its called Second Pass…my library has a copy of it, so I might check it out in the future


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