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The Prince and the Pretender

(1984)
A novel by

 
 
Nicholas Romanov, the last Russian Tsar and his family were murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Now, fifty years later, Tom Bradshaw sees a young man in New York's popular west side YMCA. The young man looks remarkably like a fellow student Tom was in love with at Yale; Eric Lindenhurst Hall, dubbed Prince Eric thanks to his good looks and wealth. Tom's love was not reciprocated and never would be as Eric had died in a boating accident several years ago. Tom befriends Eric's double, Nicky, and is soon involved in a passionate affair with Eric's 'ghost.' As Tom learns more about Nicky's birth and rearing an elaborate plan begins to unfold in his mind. A plan so preposterous that every detail must be meticulously thought out if it is to succeed. Tom was going to have Nicky Pretend to be Prince Eric.

Genre: Mystery

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Title: The Prince and The Pretender
Author(s): Vincent Lardo
ISBN: 1-60820-632-7 / 978-1-60820-632-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: MLR Press
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October 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: Prince And The Pretender
Author(s): Vincent Lardo
ISBN: 0-932870-53-8 / 978-0-932870-53-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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Title: The Prince and the Pretender
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