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Imprisoned revolutionary Fricis Svaars knows his days are numbered. The Tsar's secret police plot his murder within the walls of Riga prison. But Fricis won't go quietly to his own assassination. He makes a daring escape attempt, a desperate flight that takes him from the gun-sights of his enemies to the rocky shores of the Baltic Sea in harshest winter, and finally below ...more
Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published January 15th 2015
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Claire Stibbe
Jan 24, 2015 Claire Stibbe rated it it was amazing
What a great 5 star read! Visually satisfying and cleverly written. In a Baltic winter and manacled to an anchor, Fricis Svaars is alone. He knows his fate, but he’s a clever man. I like Fricis. Who wouldn’t? He’s strong, determined, powerfully built―has all the hallmarks of a survivor. But as we see him struggling to keep his head above water and weighed down with irons, there is that rare and unmistakable feeling that something could go horribly wrong.

McCormick is a rare author who can hold hi
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Jean Gill
Jan 17, 2015 Jean Gill rated it it was amazing
Exceptional short thriller. A precision cut gem.

From the moment the sleigh stops in frozen wasteland, the suspense never lets up as Latvian political prisoner Fricis tries to cheat the death coming for him via Russian guards. If I hadn’t been caught up in the sheer adrenalin of the escape bid, I’d have lingered over the quality of the writing. Instead, I was gripped by the story, wanting Fricis to come out alive but never knowing what the outcome would be. I’ve read plenty of thrillers and adven
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William Burton McCormick was born in Maryland and grew up in Nevada. He has lived in seven countries including Latvia and Russia where he researched and wrote his first novel Lenin’s Harem.

William graduated from Brown University with degrees in Ancient Studies and Computer Science and earned an MA in Novel Writing from the University of Manchester. He has won awards in the production of computer g
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