The explosive debut
introducing Russian gangster Alexei Volkovoy delivers at every turn, announcing
Volk as the boldest hero of a new generation.
A firefight reverberates
through Moscow’s dark, rain-soaked streets; shattered glass and screams echo in
the air. In the lawless ways of Russia’s capital city, the gunmen melt away
into the night. Two men are dead, the targets not what they seem. A shadowy
figure lopes along the riverbank outside the Kremlin walls. Known to all as
Volk, a battle-hardened veteran of Russia’s brutal war in Chechnya, he prowls
Moscow’s grim alleyways, a knife concealed in his prosthetic foot at all times.
As both a major player in the
black market and a covert agent for the Russian military, Volk serves two
masters: Maxim, a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin with hordes of loyal informers;
and a man known only as the General, to whom Volk is mysteriously indebted. By
his side is Valya, an exotic beauty charged with protecting her lover from his
unsavory associates. Valya is the most dangerous weapon in Volk’s arsenal.
Together they are commissioned to steal a long-lost da Vinci painting called Leda and the Swan from St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Leda’s
ethereal radiance is undeniably captivating and incalculably dangerous. Volk
must choose which powerful man he will betray in order to escape with the
painting—and with his life. Download and start listening now!