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This is a  series of novels following the adventures of Prince Dmitri Romanov, a (fictional) member of the former Russian imperial family.

Dmitri is a playboy, thief, and someone repaying a debt to a Chinese Triad organised crime gang. He finds himself being hunted by Soviet agents, sacrificing his own safety for a higher purpose.

He is a man of action and instinct, not someone who spends effort planning for the future, having learnt from his family’s tragic past how death can come as a surprise to anyone at any time.

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A Former Person

A Former Person is a ‘man on the run’ novel set in 1932; it is the first in a multi-book series featuring Prince Dmitri Romanov.


Dmitri is asked by the leader of The Hongmen, a Chinese Triad organised crime gang, to return to Russia and rescue a White Army general who’s needed to lead a rebel army gathering in Manchuria. Dmitri agrees, but is pursued across Europe by Bolshevik spies. Once in Russia, he discovers there is much more to the mission than he’d been told.

This is a compelling historical adventure-thriller, following in the great tradition of John Buchan, Eric Ambler, and Geoffrey Household. It’s a story of one man’s escape set in the underworld of inter-war international espionage.

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Torchlight in Berlin

Torchlight In Berlin is the second book in the Dmitri Romanov adventure-thriller series.

It’s 1933, and Hitler has just become chancellor of Germany. Prince Dmitri Romanov, a playboy and member of the exiled Russian royal family, is encouraged by his father to go to Berlin to help his childhood friend, Pasha, who has become an enemy of the Nazis.

Once in Berlin, Dmitri is asked by both the French secret service and a Chinese Triad gang to steal a file containing information which could stop the rise of Hitler. The playboy prince has to feign sympathy with the Nazi beliefs he despises, not just to secure access to the file and save Europe from a dangerous regime, but to rescue his friends from the horrors of a new German Reich.

Old communist enemies become unlikely bedfellows, and those Dmitri trusts betray him, as he tries to escape Gestapo torturers for the safety of Paris.

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