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3.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Haig Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781415965283
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Rueger | 2/10/2014

    " Great plot and very good writing, however the first 100 - 125 pages are very slow. After that, you don't want to put it down. I will be looking for more of Mr. Haig's novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/6/2014

    " Excellent book -- not the standard Haig characters, but the story is excellent and it is a bit frightening that this is based on a real story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 1/30/2014

    " Haig lost Sean Drummond but it was still a quality read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/29/2014

    " When I started this book, I was a bit turned off by the writer's style. But, my reservations quickly melted away within the first few chapters. The story is compelling and very well paced by the author. Once you get about halfway through this book, it is hard to put down and, once you reach the final confrontation, impossible to put down! The scope of the corruption is absolutely mind-boggling. I found myself thinking about the story often during the day. So, while the author's not going to win any awards for his prose, it's a GREAT read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/28/2014

    " While deviating from his past character, Brian Haig has created a great thriller based on real life. A Russian millionare flees Russia after being robbed of his fortune and businesses only to be caught in the middle of a political struggle between the US and Russia. While being persecuted in the "Land of the Free," he and his small time immigration lawyer take on the federal governement. A great read though somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 1/14/2014

    " Another very smart hero who plays with governments. Fun book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/12/2014

    " This is the first Brian Haig novel I have read, despite my parents telling me repeatedly how much they like him. They passed this one on to me. This was alot of fun to read! Author was inspired by a true story. Interesting the timing of my reading this book since I had just re-read The Count of Monte Cristo for book club. Very similar! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/6/2014

    " half way thru- I always like this author "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Walter Straus | 1/3/2014

    " Nothing but fluff - and not very interesting fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Onyerbike | 12/22/2013

    " This one took a good 20% progress before it really started rolling, and then I couldn't put it down. it's a good thing I read in someone's review that it's a slow starter (and that I paid real money for it!), or I would have given up before it really got interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 11/12/2013

    " Well written with a good plot. The vitriolic anti Russian rhetoric was NOT appreciated by me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 11/12/2013

    " I did not think Haig was capable of writing such a quality piece of contemporary historical fiction. I was wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 11/9/2013

    " This book does not get interesting until 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through and doesn't have adequate payoff for the hard slog. If you read haig for humor, it is not here. In fact, it't not even fictionalized well. It is journalistic rather than novelistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/24/2013

    " Good tale well-told. It took some getting into because of all the Russian names. Stand alone characters not part of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/7/2013

    " Slow in the beginning but it really picks up speed in the last half. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/22/2012

    " I missed the fact that this is NOT a Sean Drummond...Its a stand-alone novel of the trisls and tribulations of a Russian Oligarch's life upside down by a KGB/Mafyia cabal in Russia and collusion of the FBI and INS here in the USA...Supposedly based on true events...A surprisingly great read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque Bona | 9/12/2012

    " I really liked this book! Scott Brick's narration was truly superb. That it is based on a true story made it all the more compelling and awful at the same time. The ruthlessness and violence of the characters is haunting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tulsi | 7/14/2012

    " it really should be 2 stars because of its blow hard, exaggerating style which affects the writer's credibility. given that haig is inspired by demille, he did much better at humor (sean drummond series) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tstultz69 | 4/27/2012

    " Nothing like some good ol' hammar and sickle bashing to make an American feel good. This one would make McCarthy happy. Based on actual events of Alex Konevitch, Brian Haig weaves the story of a corrupt KGB and overzelous FBI with a brilliant milliionaire Russian. Damn I miss the '90s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/8/2012

    " 3.5 good read with some unexpected turns most interesting is this is based on a real story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charisse | 12/17/2011

    " 4 1/2 stars - As I said before, it was a little slow to start but holy cow, did it take off!! Everytime I thought Alex and Elena found a way out, the door slammed in their face!! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and admired Elena's strength. Great story, Bob - thanks!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 10/26/2011

    " Just can't get into it... it's sitting downstairs waiting for me to begin anew... finally finished it -- picked up in the middle and got better.... first couple of chapters were slow going... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 9/29/2011

    " I really think I might have found another author that I like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 6/2/2011

    " This book does not get interesting until 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through and doesn't have adequate payoff for the hard slog. If you read haig for humor, it is not here. In fact, it't not even fictionalized well. It is journalistic rather than novelistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 1/5/2011

    " I did not think Haig was capable of writing such a quality piece of contemporary historical fiction. I was wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/30/2010

    " Slow in the beginning but it really picks up speed in the last half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 9/10/2010

    " This is his best book yet. The author's note at the end can't help but intensify the impact on the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 8/26/2010

    " Another very smart hero who plays with governments. Fun book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 7/10/2010

    " Well written with a good plot. The vitriolic anti Russian rhetoric was NOT appreciated by me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Archie | 5/8/2010

    " While the plot sounds implausible, it is inspired by a true story. In the end, questions about what was embellished did not allow me to give this more than 4 stars... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/18/2010

    " It was okay. Funny that I found this book seriously unbelievable at times, yet it was actually based on real events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/19/2010

    " A little slow in the middle, but I did like this book. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Haig

Brian Haig is the author of many mystery novels including The Hunted. He currently runs a large helicopter company.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.