Peach Publishing publishes political thriller Corruption of Power by award-winning author G W Eccles

Set against a backdrop of Russian expansionism, state-sponsored terrorism, and increased Taliban insurgency, Corruption of Power, the second in the Leksin thriller series, is a hard-hitting and controversial novel.
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Jan. 9, 2016 - PRLog -- ABOUT THE THRILLER: Ukraine is only the opening gambit, so far as the Russian President is concerned. With his sights set on territorial expansion and undeterred by the prospect of a new Cold War, he intends first to shift Russia’s economic focus towards the East in order to shield the country from the reprisals that his next move is sure to provoke.

The President delegates to his Prime Minister the redeployment of Russia's vast energy resources, a vital component of his strategy. But when plans for a pipeline to run through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan tilt off-course, it threatens to spread the current conflagration in the Middle East right up to Russia’s own borders.

Against a background of political corruption, state-sponsored terrorism and increased Taliban insurgency, the President turns to independent troubleshooter ALEX LEKSIN whose investigations take him from Moscow into one of the world's most sinister countries, right at the heart of Central Asia.

Initially his enquiries reveal nothing to cause alarm. Other factors, though, suggest otherwise: wherever Leksin goes, someone tries to kill him; people in a position to help him are assassinated; and information turns out to be misinformation. And when at last he discovers the truth, he finds himself unsure of whom he can trust as the stakes get frighteningly higher.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Eccles, writing as G W Eccles, graduated in law from the London School of Economics and subsequently became a partner in one of the major international financial advisory firms.

In 1994, George left London to move to Russia and Central Asia during the tumultuous period that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union. His work involved extensive travel throughout Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - often to places with restricted access to foreigners. During his time there, he advised a number of real-life oligarchs how best to take advantage of the opportunities that became available as regulation crumbled and government became increasingly corrupt. Against this background, while his novels are fiction, many of the anecdotes and scenes are inspired by actual events.

His first thriller: The Oligarch, was awarded a Silver Medal both at the Global E-book Awards 2013 and at the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2013, as well as being selected as IPPY Book of the Day. The second in the series, Corruption of Power, is published by Peach Publishing.

AVAILABILITY: In paperback and kindle format from all global Amazon stores


“An up-to-the-minute compelling thriller that combines political sophistication with traditional gore and glory.” (Ray Snoddy, former media editor of The Times and Financial Times and BBC presenter)

“This a terrific thriller beautifully paced as it gets faster and more furious in the final third of the book. I give it five stars.” (Temple Emmet Williams, Former Editor, The Reader’s Digest)

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