Until this meeting with Aleksandra, George had no idea he and Anna had been the chosen ones. In their young adult years, when Familiant started pulling the strings, fate seemed particularly kind to them; but all the time, their feelings and loyalties were being moulded in preparation for active espionage in Poland and the Ukraine, and to be each other’s’ first real love.
With George and Anna as his spearhead, Familiant’s personal attack on the Red Enemy snowballed towards Chernobyl and the events that would haunt George forever.
George finally faces up to the truth about his past and addresses Familiant’s questionable morality and masterful manipulations, but he also gets the chance to build a new life – his own. With a second chance, will he be more successful?“When fate deals you a hand better than you could possibly imagine, should you trust it unquestioningly? If you do, will fate then find a way to claim back the fortunes it has bestowed on you?
Amazon Breakthrough Novel of 2014’
The Masterful Manipulation of George Cove, my first novel, has been shortlisted into the final 300 of the ‘Amazon Breakthrough Novel of 2014’ in the general fiction category.
The competition runs through the year and lets see how far it gets!!
If you are trying to get a perspective on the current events in the Ukraine this is the book you need to read. ‘The Masterful Manipulation of George Cove’ tells the story of the struggle of Ukrainian nationalists in the 1970’s against Soviet hegemony. We never seem to learn the lessons of the past.
“This is a gripping novel of intrigue, power and complex relationships, showing the havoc caused when the State and the powerful manipulate innocent young lives to achieve their own goals—even when it comes to acts against humanity.”
“This poignant story tackles important issues about destiny, complicity and personal identity and responsibility.”
“When fate deals you a hand better than you could possibly imagine, should you trust it unquestioningly? If you do, will fate then find a way to claim back the fortunes it has bestowed on you?”
It is available to be purchased on Amazon as both a paper back and eBook.