FAIR GAME: THE STEPS OF ODESSA — Buy it here
Kyiv, capital of the Ukraine; a bleak winter’s night. Natasha, a talented soccer player, ambitious to play for her country, broods on the dangers to herself and her brother Lonya resulting from investigations into government corruption by their father, campaigning journalist Victor Kaltsov. Made public, Victor’s revelations concerning the secret ‘Presidential Tapes’ will cause a sensation and threaten to topple a government desperate to hold on to power by any means. In this political thriller, the conflicts on the soccer field are matched by dramatic events that spiral to a climax in the Black Sea port of Odessa and on the Steps immortalised by Sergei Eisenstein’s epic movie, The Battleship Potemkin. Will the massacre on film be repeated in real life? The first flakes of snow are falling. Dad is late coming home, and suddenly there is a hostile banging on the apartment door.
PUBLICATION DATE: 15 September 2008View all Books