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"The Moscow Affair is a thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable thriller punctuated by smart dialog, richly crafted scenes, and a topical plot." –Dave Edlund, USA Today bestselling author of Valiant Savage

In this fast-paced mystery, P.I. Nicole Graves agrees to an unusual, short-term assignment working for MI6 in Russia. It sounds straight-forward, even pleasant: a two-week luxury riverboat cruise on the Volga, observing a group of fellow passengers and filing a daily report on their activities. It's simple enough, except for one caveat: No matter what these people do, she's to tell her handler at MI6—no one else, especially not the Russian police. When one of the riverboat passengers winds up dead, Nicole realizes this assignment was anything but straightforward.

Soon, Nicole is immersed in a high-stakes game of murder and espionage where trusting a stranger can be as deadly as a bullet.


Kirkus Reviews concluded, "Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." 

The Moscow Affair


Mystery readers will enjoy depictions of Soviet culture, the backdrop of Russian operatives, and a story of intrigue that circles around the murder of a tourist on a Russian cruise ship. The plot twists and turns as Nicole navigates unfamiliar territory and matters of the heart alike.                                                —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Boyarsky writes convincingly, and cinematically, about modern-day Russia in this fast-paced tale that takes Graves on an unusual riverboat assignment to Moscow. The conflict between truth and fiction, Russia and Ukraine, are intriguing under currents throughout this captivating thriller. 
                       —James Lilliefors, author of The Children's Game (as MaxKarpov)
While The Moscow Affair works well as a stand-alone novel and entry point for first-time readers, series fans will relish how Boyarsky has developed Nicole's character without losing the series' timeless feel. Clear your weekend calendar and settle into engrossing intrigue.
—Bella C. Wright, for Best Thrillers
This fabulous novel will delight everyone who enjoys sleuth mysteries imbued with international elements, murder, and a touch of romance.
                       —Susan Sewall for Readers Favorite           
The Moscow Affair updates the traditional Cold War spy novel with a determined female protagonist and a twisty, fast-paced plot that could be ripped from today's headlines.
                       —MallyBecker, author of The Turncoat's Widow

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