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It’s the will of a Cossack general whose audacious theft of treasure from the czar could haverepercussions for Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom well over a century later if it comes to light.

This book is reminiscent of Robert Harris [English novelist and former BBC journalist], though not perhaps at his best, and takes in settings as far apart as Argentina and Ukraine.

Our heroine, young London solicitor Kate, and our ambitious young Russian secret service agent Tara Petrenko, crisscross the globe pursuing their own agendas with regard to the will, with a number of historical flashbacks thrown in for good measure.

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