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Robert Alexander explores the mysterious final days of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family through the eyes of Leonka, the kitchen boy. Leonka has kept his story a secret until now, when he decides to report from his deathbed. He exposes all he knows about the imperial family and their horrific end--an event that continues to elude historians today.
With the same riveting historical narrative that made The Kitchen Boy a national bestseller and a book club favorite, Robert Alexander returns to revolutionary Russia for the harrowing tale of the notorious Rasputin's final days as told by his bold daughter, Maria. With vast conspiracies mounting against her father, Maria must struggle with the discovery of Rasputin's true nature-his unbridled carnal appetites, mysterious relationship with the Empress, rumurs of involvement in secret religious cults-to save her father from his murderers. Swept away in a plot much larger than the death of one man, Maria finds herself on the cusp of the Russian Revolution itself.
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