About the book
Ukraine is only the opening gambit, so far as the Russian President is concerned. With his sights set
on territorial expansion and undeterred by the prospect of a new Cold War, he intends first to shift
Russia’s economic focus towards the East in order to shield the country from the reprisals that his
next move is sure to provoke.
The President delegates to his Prime Minister the redeployment of Russia's vast energy resources, a
vital component of his strategy. But when plans for a pipeline to run through Turkmenistan and
Afghanistan tilt off-course, it threatens to spread the current conflagration in the Middle East right up
to Russia’s own borders.
Against a background of political corruption, state-sponsored terrorism and increased Taliban
insurgency, the President turns to independent troubleshooter ALEX LEKSIN whose investigations
take him from Moscow into one of the world's most sinister countries, right at the heart of Central
Initially his enquiries reveal nothing to cause alarm. Other factors, though, suggest otherwise:
wherever Leksin goes, someone tries to kill him; people in a position to help him are assassinated; and
information turns out to be misinformation. And when at last he discovers the truth, he finds himself
unsure of whom he can trust as the stakes get frighteningly higher.
G W Eccles
George Eccles, writing as G W Eccles, graduated from the London School of
Economics with a law degree and subsequently became a partner in one of the major
international financial advisory firms.
In 1994, George left London to move to Russia and Central Asia during the
tumultuous period that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union. His work involved
extensive travel throughout Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - often
to places with restricted access to foreigners. During his time there, he advised a
number of real-life oligarchs how best to take advantage of the opportunities that
became available as regulation crumbled and government became increasingly
His first thriller: The Oligarch, was awarded a Silver Medal both at the Global E-book
Awards 2013 and at the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2013, as well as being
selected as IPPY Book of the Day. His second novel, Corruption of Power, was
published by Peach Publishing in December 2015.
George is married and now lives with his wife in a hilltop village not far from Cannes
in the South of France.
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