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Early 20th Century

Ira David Wood III

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A young Russian investigator is assigned to find out what really happened to Tzar Nicholas II and his family. His investigation uncovers shocking secrets.


Detective, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, War, Crime, Action, Mystery, Drama, Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

In 1919, Alexander Kolchak, Supreme Commander of the White Army, appoints a legal investigator to prove that the Imperial family was indeed murdered by the Bolsheviks. The investigator is stationed in the house where the execution actually took place and begins to believe that Anastasia survived.


Ykaterinburg, Siberia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Nicholas Sokolov is a 36-year-old court Investigator. He has only one eye and a photographic memory. He is dogmatic and extremely intelligent. He is also an idealist.

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Perseverance, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Romantic, Skillful, Adventurous, Charming, Decisive, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Yakov Mikhailovich Yurovsky is the man who organized and carried out the execution of Tzar Nicholas II and his entire family. He is 40 years old and a psychopathic killer. He was formerly a watch maker and a photographer in Russia.

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Leader, Manipulative, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Grand Duchess Anastasia - daughter of Tzar Nicholas II -- has been the source of 100 years of fascinating mystery. There have been constant rumors that she survived the execution of her family in the basement of the Ipatiev House on July 17, 1918. Nicholas Sokolov falls in love with her photograph and comes to believe that she IS alive ... but where?

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Perseverance, Romantic, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Admiral Alexander Kolchak - Supreme Commander of the Russian White Army, at war with Lenin's Bolsheviks. He challenges Sokolov to prove that the Imperial family was indeed murdered -- and yet, he secretly believes that Anastasia might have survived. If so, he is hoping that Sokolov will lead him to her.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Blunt, Decisive, Insecure, Leader, Sarcastic, Aggressive, Confident, Manipulative, Masculine, Outspoken, Unapologetic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers (London)

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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