MEMBER LOGIN

DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

Register & Login HERE

Here at AUTHORSdB we've formed the only database of authors, including social media, book listings and much more, for today's mine-field of thousands of aspiring and established writers.

We are a dedicated website that helps authors for free.

G W Eccles

GW Updated January 21, 2016

Genre

Type
Fiction
Fiction

Book Listings

The Oligarch: -

Silver Medal, Global E-Book Awards 2013
Silver Medal, Independent Publishers Awards 2013
Indie Book of the Day Award 2012

G W Eccles

Author Details

Where I Live
South of France
Shout Out
Set in Moscow, Ingushetia (Chechnya’s neighbour), and Tyndersk, an Siberian mining town inside the Arctic Circle, G W Eccles draws on his experience of living in these precise regions, and working with real-life oligarchs, to mix fact and fiction in this most unusual thriller.
ABOUT GEORGE ECCLES: Writing as G W Eccles, George 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, he 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 corrupt. 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 on 14 December 2015. George is married and now lives with his wife – together with a cat called Lenin and a bulldog puppy called Boris - in a hilltop village in the South of France.

ABOUT CORRUPTION OF POWER: 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 Asia. 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.

ABOUT THE OLIGARCH: Following his controversial election for a third term amid widespread protests and allegations of vote rigging, the Russian President is determined to destroy the oligarchs before they destroy him. When the global economic meltdown decimates their wealth, the President seizes this chance to demolish their power base. His greatest opponent - Anton Blok, owner of the mighty Tyndersk Kombinat - has a secret agenda and faces far more than just financial ruin as his empire threatens to fall apart, and the President knows that his old enemy will stop at nothing to avoid catastrophe. With battlelines drawn, he turns to ALEX LEKSIN, an independent troubleshooter, to thwart Blok's plans.

Against the challenge of hostile Arctic conditions, Leksin must tread a dangerous path through a labyrinth of corruption, terrorism and obfuscation until the exciting and unexpected denouement takes place in Russia’s northernmost seaport. Set in Moscow, Ingushetia (Chechnya’s neighbour), and Tyndersk, a Siberian mining town inside the Arctic Circle and geographically cut off from the rest of Russia, this thriller's plot twists and turns within an authentic and disturbing background.

Photos

User Recommendations

There are no user comments for this listing.
To write a comment please register or