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Love. Betrayal. Revenge.

A ruthless son. A master strategist. In the mafia, nothing stays secret forever, and one family’s secrets could provoke a mafia war in Brooklyn.


Get hooked on the Russian mafia crime series readers are comparing to the Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy.

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“This one’s a shocker in a good way—powerfully dark and dramatic. This portrait of Russian gangsters in contemporary Brighton Beach makes Mario Puzo’s Godfather look like a boy scout.” ~Amazon Reviewer


“The characters, introduced chapter by chapter, are an intriguing cast each with secrets and flaws I now can’t wait to uncover. I was sucked in with the first scene. There’s illicit romance, sons estranged from fathers, husbands distanced from wives. The best part is the way these various characters are inter-connected.” ~Amazon Reviewer


Deceit. Espionage. Treason.

The 1980s prequel to Kings of Brighton Beach.

A passionate affair in Cold War Russia forces a spy to choose between love, family, and country.



From Moscow to Brooklyn

College professor by day, writer by night. My alter ego isn’t a spy or a criminal, so how do I know so much about crime, espionage, and the Russian mob? 

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