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The Linnet

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2000. Nina Vassileva has no desire for martyrdom. But despite the long Russian shadows, corruption, and violent misogyny infesting her ‘new' Ukraine, she dedicates herself to uncaging the better angels of the republic.

It proves a dangerous mission. Cruelly kidnapped into sex slavery in Birmingham, Nina escapes, finding chance sanctuary with MI6, who turn her linguistic ski
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published August 25th 2016 by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers
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Carol
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Linnet is set is in the shifting cultural and political landscape of Ukraine, into which stumbles a Canadian lawyer, Sacha, in search of his roots and a new life. I found this novel to be a captivating read, made all the more relevant given the current barrage of daily news about Ukraine.

The research undertaken by Chris McNaught about the tumultuous history of Ukraine and Russia is impressive.

The novel portrays much that is shattered and lost, trafficked girls transported from Ukraine to t
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Chris McNaught is a Canadian author, former criminal barrister, university lecturer, freelance journalist and artist. A lifetime of competitive swimming and water polo has helped keep his body and general wrath in reasonable proportion. Much travel and an ingrained love of story-telling - thanks to an anglophile mother - have charged his pen.

The Linnet is his third novel, once again sparked by per
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