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The Katerina Icon Robert Mitchell

The Katerina Icon

Robert Mitchell

Published April 25th 2015
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Kindle Edition
305 pages
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The ancient Cossack gives his treasured possession to two Australians who rescued him from an icy death. The old man swears that this early 20th Century icon contains a code pointing to the secret hiding place of priceless icons looted from theMoreThe ancient Cossack gives his treasured possession to two Australians who rescued him from an icy death. The old man swears that this early 20th Century icon contains a code pointing to the secret hiding place of priceless icons looted from the imperial palace by Bolsheviks during the early years of the Russian Revolution. Now, almost a century later, these rescuers, two lifelong friends, must decide whether there is a secret within the icon, and whether the icons will be where they are alleged to be- and must then decide whether they should risk their lives and their freedom to recover the riches which might await them. Is the story merely an old man’s fantasy, a tale from his Cossack grandfather’s knee? Would the favourite icon of Catherine the Great, The Katerina Triptych, be real, or fake? And if real, how could they convert these national treasures into money which they might keep and call their own? How many lives might be lost in the search, or does that really matter?