In the midst of Stalin's totalitarian rule, peasant farmers are being robbed, threatened and beaten in the name of collectivisation. In these dark times, the citizens of Soviet Russia cannot speak their minds for fear of the dreaded secret police, and cold summers are producing poor harvests leading to deathly famine.
In the depths of starvation and despair, Yuri Kazakof, along with his father and the support of his family, stands defiant against the corrupt officials who see him as nothing more than a trouble maker - an enemy of the people who must be stopped.
How much tragedy, injustice and death can one man witness before defiance turns to desperation? Yuri depends on his family, and on Nadya, the love of his life, to help him trudge through hopeless times. But when Nazi Germany attacks, things go from bad to worse and in the middle of the Siege of Leningrad, Yuri struggles to keep himself from falling into a cycle of bitterness and hatred.
Jack retired from Social Work eight years ago and dedicated himself to writing. He has many interests but writing is his main passion. He was born in London and now lives in Cheshire.
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