The Swan

Romanov Revenge

by Daniel R. Cillis Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/2/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781663228222
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781663228215

About the Book

During the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian Revolutions of 1917, the royal family of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra and their 5 children were arrested and executed. The killing of the Romanov family by the Ural Bolsheviks captured worldwide attention. Eventually, the story faded from widespread public mindfulness. Yet, one woman who was close to the family cannot forget the brutal slaughter. She remains painfully aware and burns with an all-consuming lust for revenge. In this fast paced story, with a keen attention to its historical context, we meet the Swan and learn of her ties to the Romanovs, her aristocratic background and her life in Petrograd. Her time spent in grand palaces, ballrooms, the opera and ballet was under a cloud of impending revolution. Then, in fear of the Bolsheviks she fled Russia aboard a British Navy vessel. In New York, the Swan achieves her goal of infiltrating the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation. Once trusted by the Bureau of Investigation, Agent Adobe Centori is attracted to her grace and beauty. Centori discovers that the Swan’s mission is deception. As their relationship progresses, he learns more about her involvement with the new Soviet regime—and her true colors.

About the Author

About the Author Daniel R. Cillis holds a Ph.D. from New York University. Most recently, he was a Professor and Program Director, Graduate School of Business at Mercy College in New York. He taught at the University of New Mexico and served on Governor Susana Martinez’s New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission. His interests in New York and New Mexico merge into riveting novels with skillful storytelling that entertains and provides colorful period detail. Dr. Cillis served in the U.S. Army, Strategic Communications Command-Pacific and held a Top Secret security clearance. He lives in New York and New Mexico.