A Decent Deceit

A Decent Deceit

Nicholas King


A suspense novel set in post-communist Russia.Reviewed in the Winter edition of THE BRISTOL REVIEW OF BOOKS.

  • ISBN 9781906236090
  • Published Nov 2008
  • Paperback
    198 x 129mm (338 pages)


Working in post-communist Russia, Peter Standridge is confused yet beguiled by the contradictions he finds in both the country and its people. His conduct also appears curious, particularly when viewed through the eyes of Yuri Poliakov, a junior official in the Russian Interior Ministry anxious for his own advancement. As the Russian winter closes in, neither can anticipate the extraordinary impact they will have on one another.

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