From the author of Blood and Ice, a spellbinding new take on one of history's most profound mysteries, and a thrilling race against time.
Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many previous books, most recently Blood and Ice. His articles and essays have appeared often in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People and Parade, and his nonfiction book, Robert's Rules of Writing, has become a staple in many college classrooms. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders and Early Edition. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.
Fascinating, funny, and frightening...Masello skilfully weaves
together the story of the death of the Russian royal family with
the possibility of a new worldwide influenza pandemic... Toss in a
pack of slavering wolves, the undead, and a chilling ending, and
the result is a terrific, can't-put-it-down read' * Publishers
A delicious sense of creeping dread permeates the first act, greatly enhanced by its setting in the stark but beautiful landscape of northwestern Alaska... Tense, taut and impossible to put down * Kirkus (starred review) *