It is November 1974 in the depths of the Cold War. Distancing himself from an uneventful life in the UK to pursue new challenges, Will Lawrence embarks on a nine month study programme at a college in Moscow, USSR to undertake research into Soviet agriculture.
Immersed in Soviet life, Will befriends Tristan, a fellow British student, and Valya, an attractive young Russian woman.
Against a backdrop of developing East-West diplomatic and business ties, Will discovers some disconcerting aspects of life in Moscow, with threatening consequences for himself and his two companions. Resolving to unravel the murky events in a risky and dangerous journey, he pursues justice and retribution amidst a ruthless business conspiracy.
Can Will extricate himself as events spiral further out of control?
Richard Fassam-Wright worked for 38 years in senior positions in the European Union and the United Nations where he specialised in foreign, security and humanitarian policy issues. He has a longstanding interest in Russia, its people, its history and its culture. He spent five years studying and working in Moscow in both Soviet and post-Soviet times. Set in Russia in the 1970’s, A Moscow Awakening is his first novel. He now lives in London.
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