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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Instructional Concepts (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977650316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977650316
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,867,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...an absolutely stunning novel... Musgrave competently weaves in enough reality to give the book ... bite. -- US Times Bestseller List & Review

RUSSIAN WOLVES is a frightening tale of transformation from victim to destroyer. -- Word Weaving

The work is engrossing and very intensive in its glimpse into the seedy world of international spy tactics. -- Tamara McHatton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Abigail Solomon is a pseudonym for Jim Musgrave, the widely acclaimed author of Sins of Darkness and Lucifer's Wedding. A native of San Diego, Jim graduated from San Diego State University with a Masters Degree in English. An award-winning writer and journalist, he has been both a semi-finalist and a finalist in the Heekin Foundation Award for Short Fiction, a panel member at the San Diego State Annual Writer's Conference, a Panel Member at the First Annual ReBA-Con 2000 in San Francisco. An expert in systems and network architecture, he is also the author of 'XML For Dummies' and has worked extensively as a consultant and technical writer within the information technology sector.

Currently, Jim is an English lecturer at San Diego State University, Grossmont College and San Diego Mesa College. He maintains a website, where Sins of Darkness and other novels by Jim Musgrave are available in paperback. His previous novels include Lucifer's Wedding and Sins of Darkness. He is presently working on Iron Maiden, a serial novel about the American Civil War. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
" "I began to worry that the line between the hunted and the hunter might often become blurred"- Inspector Boris Sukurev" "(page 46)

Now that was a very interesting statement that I found in another dark story that I just finished up the other night. This book is called "Russian Wolves" by Jim Musgrave. Published by Bookbooters Press (October 2002). I won this one from the author in a give-away on booklikes.com.

This book has all the things make you coward under the covers, jump at every thing that goes bump in the night and at that moment ... you can't remember if you locked all the doors and windows. It's beyond the realm of dark but how does someone write darker that dark? But I know that is the only way to describe it. It grabs you by the throat and that little pulse in your neck grows louder and louder as your life is slipping away. Mr. Jim writes in a style that has me think of a very demented Stephen King mashed up with the likes of Jack the Ripper on the literary world.

In my opinion the story line is dark, demented and dangerously addicting to be a eyes wide open read. The blood lust starts at a fast pace frenzy that sent shivers down my spine but I could not put it down and was reading so fast that my e-reader had problems keeping up with me. The development of the characters was so vivid that I could see in front of me. I could almost smell the sweat of desperation of famine as it opens up in Southern Ukraine in February 1932, in the village that hasn't seen food for 6 weeks in cold of the Russian air, and the despair of those who live there. Here's a word to think about - cannibalism.

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More About the Author

Jim Musgrave (1946-) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts (home to Lizzie Borden). He worked for Caltech in Pasadena (home of the "Big Bang Theory") and continues to use his fascination with technology in his "Detective Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery" series. Jim was also a professor of English for 24 years, and he runs an editing business with his wife, Ellen, in San Diego. He has won many awards, including being a finalist in the Bram Stoker Awards and the Heekin Foundation Awards.