China Star by Bartle Bull

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Bartle Bull, former publisher of the Village Voice and master of the exotic adventure novel, returns with a tale of romance, vengeance, and intrigue. China Star begins in 1920s Paris, where Shanghai Station the 's Russian count, Alexander Karlov, and Viktor Polyak, the Soviet agent who killed Karlov's parents and abducted his twin sister Katerina, hunt each other through grand hotels, sewers, fashion houses, and embassy parties. Soon after, Katerina sets sail with Alexander for China on the China Star.

About Bartle Bull

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Bartle Bull is the author of the widely praised African novels White Rhino Hotel, A Cafe on the Nile, and The Devil's Oasis as well as Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure. Bull is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and the Explorers Club and formerly the publisher of The Village Voice.
Published April 18, 2006 by Da Capo Press. 448 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Palpably contrived although rich in ambience and marvelously entertaining, Bull's new erotic swashbuckler revisits Count Alexander Karlov, the dashing and sensual young Russian hero from Shanghai Station .

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Historical Novel Society

It is 1922 in this sequel to Shanghai Station, and Russian Count Alexander Karlov, determined to avenge his parents’ murder and find his abducted twin sister, pursues Viktor Polyak, the Bolshevik agent who destroyed his family four years ago.

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