New York Times bestselling author Brian Haig delivers his a thriller inspired by a true story about one man running between two countries, trying desperately to escape his past.
In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University for "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit." But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart. Kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune, Alex and his wife escape to the United States, only to be accused by his own government of stealing millions from his business. With a mob contract out on his life and the FBI hot on his trail, Alex is a desperate man without a country-facing the ultimate sacrifice for the chance to build a new life for himself and his family.
Based on a true story, this absorbing stand-alone thriller from bestseller Haig (Secret Sanction and five other books featuring army JAG lawyer Sean Drummond) charts the incredible rise and fall of a Russian multimillionaire. The brilliant, hard-working Alex Konevitch amasses a fortune in the building trades in the early 1990s only to have it stolen by a cabal of KGB men led by the KGB's deputy director, who not only takes Konevitch's money and control of his company but also frames him for assorted crimes. Pursued by assassins, Konevitch and his wife go on the run. The couple make their way to America, where they begin to prosper, then fall afoul of a venal FBI director out to enhance his own reputation. The reality aspect of the tale will remind readers of the repressive regime that Russia was and may be again--and of the perfidy of individuals in our own government when greed and ambition are put before democracy and justice. (Aug.)
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1 . Another Fanatastic Read From Haig
Posted April 18, 2011 by Illinois Jim , ChicagoI started this book expecting another great Sean Drummond novel, and at first was very disappointed to see that it was not. That disappointment dissolved very quickly as I got into the book. It was a riveting page turner with a great plot and great characters along with some interesting information about Russia during the Yelstin period. I just finished this book, and can't wait to start my next Haig book (and unfortunately, last - please get busy writing Mr. Haig!!)
2 . Take this book to bed with you.
Posted September 13, 2009 by Phil Nichols , Rapid City, SDI have read all of Brian Haig's books and they have been excellent. I can say that there is some good research that went into writing The Hunted. However, it is boring. It is definitely a book you can take to bed with you and go right to sleep.
Grand Central Publishing
August 10, 2009
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