book cover of The Romanov Cross
Added by 9 of our members

The Romanov Cross

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Nearly one hundred years ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore on a desolate arctic island, carrying a terrible secret and a mysterious, emerald-encrusted cross. A century later, acts of man, nature, and history converge on that same forbidding shore with a power sufficient to shatter civilization as we know it.
 
Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon: The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life.
 
Frank and his handpicked team arrive by helicopter, loaded down with high-tech tools, prepared to exhume history. The colony, it transpires, was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, but there is even more hiding in the past than Frank's team is aware of. Any hope of success hinges on their willingness to accept the fact that even their cutting-edge science has its limits - and that the ancient wisdom of the Inuit people who once inhabited this eerie land is as essential as any serum. By the time Frank discovers that his mission has been compromised - crashed by a gang of reckless treasure hunters - he will be in a brutal race against time. With a young, strong-willed Inuit woman by his side, Frank must put a deadly genie back in the bottle before all of humanity pays the price.
 
The Romanov Cross is at once an alternate take on one of history's most profound mysteries, a love story as unlikely as it is inevitable, and a thriller of heart-stopping, supernatural suspense. With his signature blend of fascinating history and fantastic imagination, critically acclaimed author Robert Masello has once again crafted a terrifying story of past events coming back to haunt the present day . . . and of dark deeds aching to be unearthed.

Genre: Historical

Similar books by other authors

thumb
The Kitchen Boy
(House of Romanov Trilogy, book 1)
Robert Alexander
thumb
Convoy of Steel
Wolf Kruger

Used availability for Robert Masello's The Romanov Cross

Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Masello
ISBN: 0-553-80780-3 / 978-0-553-80780-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
ISBN: 0-09-958783-1 / 978-0-09-958783-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2014 : Paperback
thumb

Title: [(The Romanov Cross)] [ By (author) Robert Masello ] [April, 2014]
Author(s): Robert Masello
Publisher: VINTAGE
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
ISBN: 1-5159-0119-X / 978-1-5159-0119-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
ISBN: 1-5159-5119-7 / 978-1-5159-5119-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross
Author(s): Robert Masello
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Romanov Cross: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Masello
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA