Troubador Commissar

Released: 28/11/2021

ISBN: 9781800465596

eISBN: 9781803138152

Format: Paperback/eBook

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A Novel of Civil War Russia


In 1918, the nascent Russian Republic is fighting to retain power against domestic and foreign enemies. 

In Moscow, Anna Sokolova is a young revolutionary who is working for the newly formed CHEKA state security agency to hunt down a British agent Sidney Reilly. At the same time, a young emissary of Wall Street William Arden sets sail from New York on a mission to Russia that is not what it appears to be, and the true purpose of which even he may not yet fully comprehend. 

Their paths cross in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), and they become unlikely allies. As they navigate the ravages of civil war and the rapidly turning political tide in Russia, Anna must decide the price she is willing to pay to preserve her ideals.

Meticulously researched and populated with many historical characters, Commissar explores the little-known period of US and British intervention in the Russian Civil War (1918-22).

"5 Stars! Highly recommended!
DV Chernov's historical espionage thriller, Commissar, deserves a place alongside the best in early 20th c. Russian historical fiction. Highly recommended!" - Chanticleer Reviews. January 14, 2022

Commissar is named Semi-Finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards. April 5, 2021

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D.V. Chernov

D.V. Chernov is an author of historical and crime fiction. He has an avid interest in history and technology and enjoys spending time in the mountains. He holds MA in English and MBA degrees and resides in Colorado, US, with his wife and daughter.

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