Oct 8, 2013
Since completing work on the BBC hit show "Spooks” and the Emmy Award-winning BBC series "Waking the Dead," Raymond Khoury, author of the international bestseller THE LAST TEMPLAR, is once again concentrating on writing novels. Lucky for us readers, his latest, RASPUTIN’S SHADOW, is now in stores. In it, we revisit FBI Agent Sean Reilly --- last seen in THE DEVIL’S ELIXIR --- who must connect the apparent suicide of a Russian embassy attaché and the disappearance of a retired Russian physics professor living in Queens to a small device that could change the world in a deadly way before it’s too late.
The real-life Rasputin’s shadow looms large over the story, and in this interview with Bookreporter.com’s Ray Palen, Khoury discusses what makes the notorious Russian mystic so fascinating, even to a modern audience. He also talks about why he likes rewriting history in a way that it could’ve happened, who is responsible when deadly weapons get into the wrong hands, why he’s wary of another film or television adaption of his literary work, and, of course, what's next for Sean Reilly.