I hope you enjoy GOLD TRAIN, which is especially dear to my heart as it takes place in Russia, the country I love. I was inspired while creating the story of the lost Russian treasure, the characters of Jade and Alexei, as well as the book's magical setting.
Jade Snow is a jet-setting journalist and a totally new, original heroine, who finds herself in the most extreme circumstances of her life in GOLD TRAIN (which is saying a lot for someone who'd been to Afghanistan and Iraq, and who had a near death experience in Stepford USA). She deals with these circumstances in a way that is guaranteed to surprise even the most seasoned reader! Although the adventure/thriller is the book's dominant element, and Jade has been compared by reviewers to Jason Bourne, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew and even Superman (wow!), it's hard to fit one's life, with all of its complications, twists and turns within one narrow genre, won't you agree? As one reviewer put it, "Lada, your books are so all-around!" - Rachel's Book Reviews
In GOLD TRAIN, you'll find a rip-roaring adventure and tantalizing mystery, as well as a touch of history and geopolitics, sizzling-hot romance and forbidden love, amazing pets, and a bit of metaphysical/paranormal!
If I had to make a comparison with another book, I'd say that Gold Train protagonists, Jade and Alexei, share traits and spirit with Claire and Jamie, protagonists of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The spirit of the book will also appeal to the fans of The Da Vinci Code and Jason Bourne. Having said that, I want to stress again and again that this is a totally original book/series, complete with a new and original heroine. No clones here!
While each book in the Accidental Spy Adventure Series stands on each own, it is advisable to read them sequentially to fully appreciate plot twists and character development