When Lisa Mann inherits an old house, she asks history teacher Ian West to help her evaluate the documents found there. Together they find cryptic clues that lead them to uncover the tragic story of Lisa’s ancestor, a British agent sent to Russia in 1918 to rescue the Imperial family. The tale leads them to the pursuit of the mysterious and ill-fated Romanov treasure, known as the Tears of Christ. Lisa and Ian are pitched into a deadly world of danger and intrigue. Events spin out of control with terrible consequences, until they reach their final climax on a lonely cliff top overlooking the Channel.
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A history graduate with 35 years teaching experience, I decided to try my hand at writing when, like my hero Ian West, my marriage collapsed. I have always thought that the best history teachers were good storytellers, Nothing Left to Lose is my first attempt at an historical thriller. I have always been fascinated by the idea of history coming back to bite you in the present and so that was the concept that inspired me. I am currently putting the finishing touches to a sequel, The Price of Loss based in part in the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, which should be available in the autumn.
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