Yaroslaw's Treasure, by Petriw, Myroslav
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- ISBN: 9780978498276 | 0978498275
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/28/2009
On a visit to Ukraine to retrieve a family heirloom secretly buried by his grandfather during the Second World War, Yaroslaw, a Ukrainian-Canadian university student, stumbles into a world full of spies & secret organisations, peril & political intrigue. His discovery of the hidden cache yields clues to the location of a fabled lost treasure-the greatest in all Europe. Working against time, Yaroslaw & a small band of accomplices struggle to uncover & save a nation's heritage, operating in secret to prevent the corrupt leaders of the government -- & the Russians-from stealing it. This is a thrilling suspense story set against the gripping drama of the Orange Revolution, the 2004 popular uprising that saw hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in Ukraine to overthrow a corrupt government & reinforce democracy in a land long occupied by repressive & foreign regimes. Rich with history, romance, politics, & danger, the book superbly captures the wonders & horrors of Ukraine's past, swirls through the treacherous currents of its present politics, all the while providing entertainment as a first-rate thriller.