[Reading] ➽ Corruption of Power Author G.W. Eccles – Reliableradio.co.uk


Corruption of Power Reading Corruption of Power, I knew that Eccles knew what he was writing about Thefts, corruption, treason, pursuit, assassins, murders politics These are the keywords for this novel The book colorfully pictures Russian oligarchs and governmental officials, assassins of the sinister countries of the Far East, political jugglery and muchThe main character is an independent troubleshooter, former MI5 investigator Alex Leksin, who will perfectly pass as James Bond However, this Russian Reading Corruption of Power, I knew that Eccles knew what he was writing about Thefts, corruption, treason, pursuit, assassins, murders politics These are the keywords for this novel The book colorfully pictures Russian oligarchs and governmental officials, assassins of the sinister countries of the Far East, political jugglery and muchThe main character is an independent troubleshooter, former MI5 investigator Alex Leksin, who will perfectly pass as James Bond However, this Russian English version of Bond has some remarkable flaws he s afraid of fire and he is a cocaine addict Leksin s task is to investigate the upcoming con It s been a while since I ve read a political thriller, so it was a nice change to dive into this novel.There are several characters and organizations in this book, making the glossary at the beginning very helpful and I found myself referring to it several times Alex is an intelligent, sly protagonist who is not without his flaws, and I had the impression he s trying to atone for things in his past The backstory on Alex is limited in this novel and I would have liked to knowabout him to It s been a while since I ve read a political thriller, so it was a nice change to dive into this novel.There are several characters and organizations in this book, making the glossary at the beginning very helpful and I found myself referring to it several times Alex is an intelligent, sly protagonist who is not without his flaws, and I had the impression he s trying to atone for things in his past The backstory on Alex is limited in this novel and I would have liked to knowabout him to understand some of his actions and how he came be an independent troubleshooter When I looked up this author on Goodreads, I found an earlier Alex Leksin novel, soof his past may be revealed in that book.This is a fast paced, intr Author in conversation with Lambert Nagle Corruption of Power had always been premised on Russia s quest to regain its former colonies When I started writing it, the Russian occupation of Crimea hadn t actually taken place The Russian move into Crimea suddenly validated my whole premise, but of course the story then needed adaptation to reflect a major shift in the region s dynamic.But it didn t end there Think what happened in the period 2013 to 2015 the Russian encouraged civil war in the Author in conversation with Lambert Nagle Corruption of Power had always been premised on Russia s quest to regain its former colonies When I started writing it, the Russian occupation of Crimea hadn t actually taken place The Russian move into Crimea suddenly validated my whole premise, but of course the story then needed adaptation to reflect a major shift in the region s dynamic.But it didn t end there Think what happened in the period 2013 to 2015 the Russian encouraged civil war in the Ukraine the imposition of Western sanctions the shooting down of the Dutch airline over Eas I found that the oligarchs make for great evil characters in thrillers and so I couldn t pass up the opportunity to read Corruption of Power which centers on the oligarchs of Russia Both the Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs obtained their wealth by taking advantage of the political and economic turmoil that occurred as a result of the fall of communism in the former Soviet Union The Russian oligarchs in particular, took advantage of what is now termed the loans for share scheme which happened I found that the oligarchs make for great evil characters in thrillers and so I couldn t pass up the opportunity to read Corruption of Power which centers on the oligarchs of Russia Both the Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs obtained their wealth by taking advantage of the political and economic turmoil that occurred as a result of the fall of communism in the former Soviet Union The Russian oligarchs in particular, took advanta Here s a book that certainly lives up to its title The lead character, Alex Leksin, is an independent trouble shooter working for the Russian President The President wants Alex to report on a planned pipeline through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.Set in the present day, many of the political implications are all too familiar to followers of current affairs.I have not read Eccles previous book The Oligarch although I gather that some of the characters featured in that story.Personally, I foun Here s a book that certainly lives up to its title The lead character, Alex Leksin, is an independent trouble shooter working for the Russian President The President wants Alex to report on a planned pipeline through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.Set in the present day, many of the political implications are all too familiar to followers of current affairs.I have not read Eccles previous book The Oligarch although I gather that some of the characters featured in that story.Personally, I found that it took some time to warm to the main character Leksin The book starts with several chapters of scene setting and a confusion of players I am not normally a fan of including a Glossary of Characters, but it certainly helped this time, with there being so many of them.The early chapters did however lack action, due to scene setting, but all that changes as the book develops and we are led through Turkmenistan in to an Trust turns to dust in a cauldron of international intrigue.Corruption of Power by G.W Eccles takes readers on a rollicking ride through corridors of intrigue and bloody chaos as the once powerful nation of Russia tries to recapture the strength of its greatness Financial gain has replaced the manifesto of the Soviet Union with a long line of oligarchs Money and power are real, and neither have a conscience.Into this cauldron walks an independent troubleshooter, Alex Leksin, whose task is to Trust turns to dust in a cauldron of international intrigue.Corruption of Power by G.W Eccles takes readers OUTSTANDING THRILLER OF 2016, IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDSMEDAL WINNER AT THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARDS 2016 MEDAL WINNER AT THE ELIT BOOK AWARDS 2016 NOMINATED AS A FINALIST IN IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016Russia S Sights Are Set On Expansion The Prospect Of A New Cold War Is Inconsequential The Russian President Is Intent On Restoring His Country To Its Former Glory By Regaining Much Of The Territory That It Lost When The Soviet Union Broke Up His Experience In Crimea Has Taught Him That The West Won T Fight To Defend These Territories, But It Will Impose Damaging Economic Sanctions As A Result, He Resolves To Switch Russia S Economic Focus To The East With The Objective Of Minimizing The Impact Of These Sanctions When They Inevitably Follow His Incursions Into Neighbouring Countries One Element Of This Strategy Involves Developing New Markets In The East For His Russia S Massive Oil And Gas Deposits.A Major Component Of The Plan Involves Building An Oil Pipeline Through Turkmenistan And Afghanistan To Access The Eastern Markets, But When This Goes Wrong, It Threatens To Bring The Conflagration Currently Raging In The Middle East Right Inside Russia S Own Borders The President Turns To Independent Troubleshooter, ALEX LEKSIN, To Put The Plan Back On Course.Leksin S Task Is Made Difficult By The Fact That The Company Responsible For Implementing The Pipeline Project Is Now Run By Oligarch S Daughter, Vika Usenko, To Whom Leksin Had Once Been Engaged Worse Still, Responsibility For The Pipeline Itself Rests With Her Embittered, Resentful Brother.Against A Backdrop Of Political Corruption, State Sponsored Terrorism, And Increased Taliban Insurgency, Leksin S Investigation Takes Him From Moscow To Turkmenistan, One Of The World S Most Sinister Countries Right At The Heart Of Central Asia Wherever He Goes, Someone Tries To Kill Him People Who May Be Able To Help Him Are Assassinated And Information Turns To Misinformation When At Last He Discovers The Truth, He Is No Longer Sure Whom He Can Trust. I couldn t resist all the publicity surrounding Corruption of Power, especially since I had previously enjoyed the first in the series, The Oligarch The hype is pretty much justified It is a very fast moving political thriller set in Russia and Turkmenistan, where nothing is ever as it seems and everyone has their own agenda There is a great sense of place conveyed by some excellent writing, and a background sense of unease as the her So you ll have to forgive me a little because this is the second book in the series and I don t believe I ve read the first it s been one of those days This book follows the protagonist Alex Leksin who is a trouble shooter working for both Prime Minister Saidov and President Karpev His job is simply to investigate and monitor the deal that will see Russia moving its vast energy resources to the East Leksin is put in charge of making sure everything is above board so to speak However, there So you ll have to forgive me a little because this is the second book in the series and I don t believe I ve read the first it s been one of those days This book follows the protagonist Alex Leksin who is a trouble shooter working for both Prime Minister Saidov and President Karpev His job is simply to investigate and monitor the deal that will see Russia moving its vast energy resources to the East Leksin is put in charge of making sure everything is above board so to speak However, there s a bit of a time constraint, as Leksin only has twelve days Power corrupts, but having to cope up amidst corruption of power, is definitely not a happy place to be in.Corruption of Power is the second book in the Leskin series I haven t read the first one, but now, would definitely look it up The plot is interesting It is an out and out political thriller set in Russia.The story addresses the impact of corruption and corrupt practises on political aspirations It talks of oligarchs and privatization practices George has ensured that the facts highlig Power corrupts, but having to cope up amidst corruption of power, is definitely not a happy place to be in.Corruption of Power is the second book in the Leskin series I haven t read the first one, but now, would definitely look it up The plot is interesting It is an out and out political thriller set in Russia.The story addresses the impact o


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