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Williams brilliantly evokes this chapter of Russian history which, for me, was completely unknown. The backdrop is 1880s Moscow and a deeply divided society which harbors a group of terrorists desperately trying to overthrow an increasingly unpopular and tyrannical regime. Williams expertly conveys the danger, the excitement and the hope of these people as they fight against an ever more determined and violent secret police. By following the lives of characters from both sides Williams conjures a tense and desperate game of cat and mouse which draws to a dramatic - and historically unprecedented - conclusion.
At the centre of it all is a romance between two people irresistibly… Read more