Fire in the Ice
By Alan Scholefield
In World War I Siberia, the winter is not all you have to escape…
It’s 1917, and middle-aged diamond magnate David Kade, originally a Russian Jew, is now a noble English man, having been newly knighted for donating generously to the London Council to help war-trodden Britain.
But his wish to bring Britain greater help on the war soon sets him off on a greater mission, to make a deal with the Russian government to keep the army on their side against the Germans.
With three savvy aides by his side, old diamond crony Connie Amsterdam, devoted valet Cyril, and handsome young naval officer Guy Jerrold, it seems like a sure operation – but their arrival in Vladivostok coincides with Bolshevik upheavals, forcing them to journey inland in search of those Provisional Government emissaries.
Captured by brutal soldiers, they must make good their escape across the harsh wintery Siberian wilderness. It soon becomes clear that the cold is not the only they have to fear – and that if they ever make it home, life will never be the same again…
A thrilling war adventure, not for the faint of heart, with a surprising twist from veteran author Alan Scholefield.
Alan Scholefield is South African by birth but came to England in 1961 where he has lived ever since. By training as a journalist, he has been a full-time novelist since the early seventies. Three of his novels have been made into films, including the award-winning Venom. He also writes under the pseudonym of Lee Jordan.