THE GREY WOLF
Author: Maynard Allington
Published: August 30, 1986 by Warner Books
A military coup attempt against Stalin by a cadre of senior Soviet officers. . . A British agent abandoned in Moscow by the Churchill government, which must deny any connection to the conspiracy. . . Tsar Nicholas's illegitimate son seeking to avenge his father's murder. . . Two women drawn into the operation and a love affair with the same man. . . The result is a literary thriller based on actual events in the USSR during the dark days of 1942. Once again, Maynard Allington has woven themes of love, friendship and betrayal into an action scenario that does not release the reader until the very last sentence. (Note: This novel was reprinted and released again by Brassey's in 1995. The comments, above, are from the jacket cover of that edition).