Wolf by the Ears Kindle Edition
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From the Author
Consider this chilling quote from State Duma member Sergei Abeltsev after the death of Litvinenko: "The deserved punishment reached the traitor. I am confident that this terrible death will be a serious warning to traitors of all colours, wherever they are located: In Russia, they do not pardon treachery. I would recommend citizen Berezovsky to avoid any food at the commemoration for his accomplice Litvinenko."
About the Author
Lexi makes jewellery and silver under her real name, Lexi Dick. She is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and has made pieces for 10 Downing Street, Her Majesty the Queen and Lady Thatcher.
- Publication date : December 10, 2013
- File size : 2634 KB
- Print length : 275 pages
- Publisher : Hoxton Press (December 10, 2013)
- ASIN : B00H7IM0FG
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,591,929 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Rebel is struggling to make ends meet and get a degree so she can get a better job. She saves the day for a Russian mogul and gets her first break. But can she trust him not to be the evil pretender that others say he is? She finds out that loyalty isn’t always blind and if people aren’t what they seem, it doesn’t mean they are the bad guy.
I recommend this if you like to follow a character as they are faced with surprising challenges in their search for independence.
Move over, Jane Austen! I am well aware of the author's place in literature, but unless they have an English Degree, very few people today have the patience to go through "Pride and Prejudice" without rolling their eyes. If you want great contemporary writing you can't do better than Lexi Revellian! I read everything this author writes and haven't been disappointed yet. I can guarantee, you won't be either.
Top reviews from other countries
This one features wealthy Russian emigrants with secrets (the word `oligarch' crops up a lot) and political tension and even spies and secret dossiers. Our heroine, Tyger, is the daughter of wandering hippies (which you could probably guess from the name) who missed out on a formal education, but is now determined to get a degree and a respectable job. So she cleans houses by day, pulls pints in a bar by night and studies for the Open University in what little spare time she has. Her latest cleaning job sees her working for Russian oligarch Grisha Markovic, but one day she arrives at work only to be held at gunpoint by a hooded man who forces her to unlock the doors and show him to Grisha's room. And things go steadily downhill from there.
I liked Tyger very much. She's practical and intelligent, she doesn't take stupidly implausible risks, and she reacts to the increasingly worrying events around her in sensible and believable ways. Her not-really-a-boyfriend Kes is not quite so well-drawn, but then he doesn't get so much screen time. The minor characters all seem very real, with distinctive personalities: Izzie the flirty barmaid, Chrissie the pernickety flatmate, Rose the hoarder, even Cherie the trapeze artist, a trivial walk-on part. It takes real writing talent to create characters that live and breathe and are still memorable when the book is finished. I did wonder how accurate the Russians' distinctive accent was, but it sounded quite believable to me.
There was quite a lot of political backstory to squeeze in, and the author has clearly done her research; occasionally I felt I could have done with fewer details about Anglo-Russian relations or circuses or motorhome interiors, but that's a very minor quibble. The London setting was brought vividly to life; and who would have thought there was a bathing pool for ladies only?
The plot raced along, and kept me turning the pages. However, despite the gun-in-hand cover picture, and the spies and bad-boy Russians theme, this never turned into one of those action-at-all-costs thrillers. This is a gentler, less violent (and much more realistic) version. There were plenty of dramatic moments, but in between life went on more-or-less as normal in a thoroughly British way. Some characters that I was sure were villains turned out not to be. Characters I thought might get bumped off survived. And always there was a patina of subtle humour which kept me chuckling.
Another great read from one of my favourite authors. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an entertaining mystery with a strong dollop of romance. I loved it, and yes, the ending put a great big smile on my face. A good four stars.
The characterisation again in this book is first class and I instantly warmed to the main protagonist, a delightfully intelligent young woman, Tyger and her eclectic friends. Her developing involvement with her Russian `oligach' boss, Grisha Markovic, his household and family is brilliantly drawn. But then Lexi always does her research so well and this book is no exception... a masterfully written story that gives you mystery, thrills, adventure and even the hint of romance simmering. Probably one of the best books I've read this year.
Can't wait for the next one, Lexi!
Tyger is a cleaner looking to better herself through taking Open University courses when she gets sent to clean for a rich Russian businessman. He sees her potential and soon she is embroiled in his affairs which leads to many twists and turns in her own fortunes.
There are elements of thriller, romance, spy fiction and adventure story in the book and the scene-setting is effective to the point where it appears effortless. The writing is transparent and most of the time I hardly noticed the words as the story unfolded before my eyes.
It's a very easy read and an enjoyable one. Highly recommended.
I loved sensible Tyger, trying to keep going and do the right thing during increasingly menacing and dangerous circumstances. This is a thriller, a romance and a very gripping and exciting read.