The Siberia job

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After the demise of the Soviet Union, the newly established government privatises its industry by issuing vouchers to all of its citizens, giving them the chance to be shareholders in the country’s burgeoning businesses. For those living in abject poverty, the vouchers appear to be little more than pieces of paper. But for Texas businessman John Mills and his Czech companion, Petr Kovac, the chits suggest a lucrative potential. They travel to the furthest, coldest reaches of the country, roving from town to town with suitcases full of cash. The two men quickly learn that the plan has complications – the auctions at which these vouchers are traded for actual shares have been planned at the most remote locations possible to deter outsiders from buying in. And when the Russian mafia and oligarchs catch wind of their successes, the stakes suddenly become deadly.

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A thrilling adventure inspired by true events, the impact of which continue to be felt to the present day.After the demise of the Soviet Union, the newly established government privatises its industry by issuing vouchers to all of its citizens, giving them the chance to be shareholders in the country’s burgeoning businesses. For those living in abject poverty, the vouchers appear to be little more than pieces of paper. But for Texas businessman John Mills and his Czech companion, Petr Kovac, the chits suggest a lucrative potential. They travel to the furthest, coldest reaches of the country, roving from town to town with suitcases full of cash. The two men quickly learn that the plan has complications – the auctions at which these vouchers are traded for actual shares have been planned at the most remote locations possible to deter outsiders from buying in. And when the Russian mafia and oligarchs catch wind of their successes, the stakes suddenly become deadly… The Siberia Job charts a course through one of the most dramatic periods in recent Russian history, perfect for fans of Martin Cruz Smith, Joseph Kanon and Kathleen Kent. Reviews for Josh Haven: ‘Redefines the conventional action/adventure, chase and escape genre.’ Nelson DeMille ‘Superb… Smart, fast, twisty and dangerous. Highly recommended.’ Lee Child ‘A fresh new voice.’ Kirkus‘A pleasing romp through James Bond territory.’ Library Journal

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Weight 0.474 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 14.8 × 3.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K