City of Shadows (Paperback)
|Author: Ariana Franklin|
|In turbulent Berlin of the 1920s and 1930s, Nick, a scheming cabaret owner, attempts to pass off a woman in a local asylum as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of the murdered Russian czar, in order to claim the Romanov fortune. *Author: Franklin, Ariana *Publication Date: 2007/02/01 *Number of Pages: 422 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
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A cultured city scarred by war. . . . An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of her own. . . . A young woman claiming to be a Russian grand duchess. . . . A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. . . . A detective driven by decency and the desire for justice.
. . . A nightmare political movement steadily gaining power. . . .
This is 1922 Berlin.
One of the troubled city's growing number of refugees, Esther Solomonova survives by working as secretary to the charming, unscrupulous cabaret owner "Prince" Nick, and she's being drawn against her will into his scheme to pass a young asylum patient off as Anastasia, the last surviving heir to the murdered czar of all Russia. But their found "princess," Anna Anderson, fears that she's being huntedand this may turn out to be more than paranoia when innocent people all around her begin to die.