4.0 out of 5 stars
A super find, May 20 2006
I was walking through a local Wal-Mart one night and came across a paperback called Rasputin's Revenge. Being a history major, the title caught my eye so I picked it up. I'm certainly glad I did.
In a fast paced prose, Lescroart delves into the intrigue and mysteries surrounding a series of deaths in St. Petersburg during WWI. 1916 was a tough year for Russia as it was suffering food shortages at home and military losses at the front.
Rasputin, the mystical monk who captivated the Czarina and whom Her Highness believed could save her hemophiliac heir, sets a trap for Auguste Lupa in order to seek revenge for the death of his father.
While only a piece of historical fiction, I did come away with a slightly better understanding of Russia in 1916 and of the reasons why the Czar was toppled in March 1917.
It is not an easy book to find, but if you find it, be sure to buy it, you won't regret it.