Birth of an Assassin - a thriller by Rik Stone

On Promo 19-25th September!

Set against the backdrop of Soviet, post-war Russia, Birth of an Assassin follows the transformation of Jez Kornfeld from wide-eyed recruit to avenging outlaw. Amidst a murky underworld of flesh-trafficking, prostitution and institutionalized corruption, the elite Jewish soldier is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him.

When Jez is given the order to disperse and arrest a crowd of Jewish demonstrators in Red Square, he breaks up the rally but, to his horror, finds his sisters in their ranks. Rushed for a solution, he sneaks the girls from under the noses of secret police and hides them in downtown Moscow. But he knows they will no longer be safe in Russia. He has to find them a safe route out.

The journey begins and while crossing Soviet soil has its moments, they arrive safely at a port on the Black Sea where Jez bribes passage for his sisters on a Turkish ship to Istanbul. He returns to Moscow alone, satisfied that everything went to plan, totally unaware that his every move has been observed or that he has set in motion a chain of events that will plunge his life into a headlong battle to stay alive.

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