Volk's Game




      Volk's Game
The explosive debut introducing Russian gangster Alexei Volkovoy not since Robert Ludlum s Jason Bourne has a hero shifted so effortlessly between hunter and huntedA firefight reverberates through Moscow s dark, rain soaked streets shattered glass and screams echo in the air In the lawless ways of Russia s capital city, the gunmen melt away into the night Two men are dead, the targets not what they seem.A shadowy figure lopes along the riverbank outside the Kremlin walls Known to all as Volk, a battle hardened veteran of Russia s brutal war in Chechnya, he prowls Moscow s grim alleyways, a knife concealed in his prosthetic foot at all times.As both a major player in the black market and a covert agent for the Russian military, Volk serves two masters Maxim, a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin with hordes of loyal informers and a man known only as the General, to whom Volk is mysteriously indebted By his side is Valya, an exotic beauty charged with protecting her lover from his unsavory associates Valya is the most dangerous weapon in Volk s arsenal.Together they are commissioned to steal a long lost da Vinci painting called Leda and the Swan from St Petersburg s Hermitage Museum Leda s ethereal radiance is undeniably captivating and incalculably dangerous Volk must choose which powerful man he will betray in order to escape with the painting and with his life.With the high octane rush and vivid intensity of a feature film, Volk s Game delivers at every turn, announcing Alexei Volkovoy as the boldest hero of a new generation. Free Read Volk's Game [ By ] Brent Ghelfi [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Volk's Game
  • Brent Ghelfi
  • English
  • 23 September 2019
  • 0805082549

10 thoughts on “ Volk's Game

  1. LJ says:

    VOLK S GAME Suspense Volk Russia Cont VGGhelfi, Brent 1st bookHenry Holt and Company, 2007, US Hardcover ISBN 9780805082548First Sentence What do you know about art, Volk Alexei Volkovoy, Volk, must balance between to masters Maxim, a Russia mafia kingpin, and The General, to whom Volk is indebted They command Volk to steal a painting newly found behind another in the basement of the Hermitage But the theft quickly goes bad Men are killed, Volk s lover kidnapped and being VOLK S GAME Suspense Volk Russia Cont VGGhelfi, Brent 1st bookHenry Holt and Company, 2007, US Hardcover ISBN 9780805082548First Sentence What do you know about art, Volk Alexei Volkovoy, Volk, must balance between to masters Maxim, a Russia mafia kingpin, and The General, to whom Volk is indebted They command Volk to steal a painting newly found behind another in the basement of the Hermitage But the theft quickly goes bad Men are killed, Volk s lover kidnapped and being tortured Still Volk must retrieve the painting before they kill his lover Ghelfi draws a picture of Russia and Red Square that has changed my way of looking at those areas Alexei ...

  2. Karie says:

    Obviously not a lot of Quentin Tarantino fans read this book I didn t find it that violent but I did find the story intriguing As someone else said, I found myself liking a very unlikable character.

  3. Michael says:

    This beginning of a new thriller series from 2007 is a wild ride in the life of Russian Alexei Volkovoy and his beautiful and dangerous 18 year old sidekick girlfriend Valka They are bound by a tough past in the brutal repression of the Chechnian rebellion Alexei plays a special role as a can do operative of a corrupt Moscow general in his alternating wars and alliances with other factions both in the organized crime underworld and competing agencies of the state The balance he achieves This beginning of a new thriller series from 2007 is a wild ride in the life of Russian Alexei Volkovoy and his beautiful and dangerous 18 ...

  4. Beth says:

    Ex military and now a Russian gangster, main character Volk is someone you would not want to meet in a dark alley There were parts of this fast paced novel that I really enjoyed the setting in Russia, the suspense of the mystery involving daVinci paintings, and the fact that the novel was so quickly paced There were also parts I didn t like and what led me to give only two stars I never really liked the main character Volk Just when he was becoming a really unpleasant person, he would do Ex military and now a Russian gangster, main character Volk is someone you would not want to meet in a dark alley There were parts of this fast paced novel that I really enjoyed the setting in Russia, the suspense of the mystery involving daVinci paintings, and the fact that the novel was so quickly paced There were also parts I didn t like and what led me to give only two stars I never really liked the main character Volk Just when he was becoming a really unpleasant person, he would do something redeeming in my eyes But this did not happen often enough I also had trouble keeping track of all of the various background characters at first and I don t know if this was because of their Russian names or because there were so many of them I also felt the violence and sexual situations were too frequent and over the top I m not opposed to violence or other situations in general, but this just seemed too much and just for shock value which the story didn t ne...

  5. Viccy says:

    A tad formulaic, this debut novel features Alexei Volkovoy who is a very bad man, playing both sides of the street in Putin s Moscow A brutal killer maimed in Chechnya, he has his own agenda to maximize his returns while trying to save Mother Russia from herself As both a major player in the black market and a covert agent for the Russian military, Volk serves two masters Maxim, a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin with hordes of loyal informers and a man known only as the General, to whom Volk A tad formulaic, this debut novel features Alexei Volkovoy who is a very bad man, playing both sides of the street in Putin s Moscow A brutal killer maimed in Chechnya, he has his own agenda to maximize his returns while trying to save Mother Russia from herself As both a major player in the black market and a cover...

  6. Michael says:

    Alex Volkovoy, Volk is a mercenary He was active in the Chechnya War.Now he deals with the Russian criminal world He works with a man named Maxim, a psychotic Mafia kingpin and another man who is known as The General.Volk receives a number of propositions as the story begins, his criminal associates have an idea about diamonds, which Volk thinks about Then ther...

  7. Kelv says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Good read book was well laid out with a continuous story No backwards steps or time jumping, which could have happened due to volks trouble when he was in Chechnya Volks female partner Valya was a bit disappointing She started strong she was a swift, champion marksman and fighter only to find myself not caring about her this is unlike the character Lisbeth in The girl with the dragon tattoo where the author makes you feel for her.The relevance of Volk still being a colonel in Good read book was well laid out with a continuous story No backwards steps or time jumping, which could have happened due to volks trouble when he was in Chechnya Volks female partner Valya was a bit disappointing She started strong she was a swift, champion marksman and fighter only to find myself not caring about her this is unlike the character Lisbeth in The girl with the dragon tattoo where the author makes you feel for her.The rel...

  8. Stephanie says:

    Having a soft spot in my heart for all things Russian, it was relatively easy for me to choose this book while browsing during my lunch hour I thought the author did an excellent job of setting the book in today s Moscow rather than in the Moscow of the 1990s, immediately after the collapse of communism subtle yet significant differences I liked the offhand references to Mayor Luzhkov s architectural program and to former President Putin I found the atmosphere, dialogue, and the Having a soft spot in my heart for all things Russian, it was relatively easy for me to choose this book while browsing during my lunch hour I thought the author did an excellent job of setting the b...

  9. Rick Bylina says:

    Volk s Game by Brent Ghelfi has the kind of plot twists that thriller readers will love, but that s where the love stops VG is grim, violent, and with many events the impromptu NYC to Moscow trip comes to mind that snap the suspension of disbelief The hero knows how to find anyone He can go anywhere unimpeded or disappear into the shadows at will And it is hard to root for a trained psychotic killer, existing in a world of paranoid, sick, and ruthless people Despite some nice attempts Volk s Game by Brent Ghelfi has the kind of plot twists that thriller readers will love, but that s where the love stops VG is grim, violent, and with many events the impromptu NYC to Moscow trip comes to mind that snap the suspension of disbelief The hero knows how to find anyone He can go anywhere unimpeded or disappear into the shadows at will And it is hard to root for a trained ...

  10. Patty says:

    I was a bit thrown by the comparisons to Dostoyevsky et al in the book blurbs the connection didn t hold for me at all That was my initial attraction to the book, as well as the fact that I love all Russian literature and am fascinated with the dirty little art world However, this is not a book for wimps which I am I don t watch scary movies and I don t ride scary roller coasters It is brutal and mean in many ways, but it is a rather stunning portrait of contemporary Russia not that it I was a bit thrown by the comparisons to Dostoyevsky et al in the book blurbs the connection didn t hold for me at all That was my initial attraction to the book, as well as the fact that I love all Russian literature and am fascinated with the dirty little art world However, this is not a book for wimps which I am I don t watch scary movies and I don t ride sca...

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