Raymond Khoury, the international bestselling author of The Last Templar, is back with another ingenious, fast-paced thriller that straddles present-day NYC and Russia in the early 1900s—the time of the infamous Rasputin and his mysterious rise to power.

FBI special agent Sean Reilly is tasked with a delicate case. A Russian diplomat seems to have committed suicide by jumping out of a sixth-floor window in Queens, New York. The apartment’s owners are missing, while a faceless killer known only as Koschey—“the Deathless”—is roaming the city and leaving a trail of death in his wake.

Joined by Russian FSB agent Larisa Tchoumitcheva, Reilly’s investigation soon uncovers a deadly, desperate search for a mysterious device whose origins reach back in time to the darkest days of the Cold War and to Imperial Russia. A device that, in the wrong hands, could have a devastating impact on our world.

Packed with the twists and suspense, the impeccable historical research, and the present and past story lines that Khoury’s fans have come to expect, Rasputin’s Shadow will keep readers turning pages long into the night.

"His ample cultural references are fresh, and most should withstand the test of time. History, mystery, suspense, and action-Khoury knows the recipe for a good read." - Library Journal

"Khoury carries the story off nicely...this is a fast-paced, enjoyable tale." - Kirkus Reviews

"Fine action, an engaging historical mystery with modern-day implications, and a cast of engaging characters - all in all, a thoroughly entertaining genre-bender." - Booklist

"The rapid fire narrative keeps the pages turning in anticipation of the exhilarating conclusion." - Fresh Fiction

"Raymond Khoury continues to remain one of the top novelists in the historical fiction genre, and Rasputin's Shadow is a worthy entry in his series." - Book Reporter

“Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie."-Kirkus on The Devil's Elixir

"A fast-paced thrill-ride...A sure bet for fans of Steve Berry and James Rollins, too." –Booklist on The Devil's Elixir

"The Templar Salvation is filled with action, chases and mind-blowing historical perspective that will engage fans of this genre and once again place Raymond Khoury back at the forefront of modern historical fiction adventures." –Bookreporter