by Stoney Compton
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Todd Baker
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 141652116X
Date: 03 April, 2007 List Price $24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In this alternate North America of 1987, Imperial Russia still holds sway over the territory of Alaska. Grigoriy Grigorievich, known as Grisha, is a charter captain, plying the waters of the Northwestern Pacific coast in his boat Pravd<,/I>. When Nikolai Karpov, a Russian Cossack, hires his services, he is wary, but grateful for the job. They pick up a mysterious woman, apparently a Russian agent, by the name of Valari Kominskiya, who brings news of political developments throughout the rest of the balkanized continent. From official release/information:
Book Description: Alaska, 1989. In a world where Alaska is still a Russian possession, charter captain Grigorivich Plesnett has a stained past -- as a major in the Czar's Troika Guard he was cashiered for disobeying a direct order. Now, ten years later, Grig charters out to a cossack and discovers his past has not only caught up with him but is about to violently change his future, and the future of all nine of the nations of North America as well. Spanning Alaska from the Southeastern Inside Passage to the frozen Yukon, this is an epic tale of one man's journey of redemption and courage to face old challenges and help birth a new nation.