Ghost of the White Nights
Johan Eschbach, Professor of Environmental Science and semi-retired secret agent, and his lovely wife, the world-renowned singer Llsette, return for another adventure, this time in Russia, during the long "white nights" of the summer. Their world is an intriguing alternate present in which many things are changed. What we know as the eastern U.S. is the nation of Columbia, and Russia is still ruled by the Czars. Llysette is being sent by the Columbian government on a cultural exchange mission to St. Petersburg. Johan will, of course, accompany her, allowing him to work behind the scenes on the oil concession in Russian Alaska that Columbia so desperately needs. But even the oil shortage will fade to insignificance when Johan discovers what new weapons technology the Russian are developing, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 107.7 x 175.3 x 26.7mm | 185.98g
- 13 Oct 2002
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
Of Tangible Ghosts: "A neat premise...Modesitt makes this alternate history of a Dutch-dominated Northeast and a pseudo-Nazi Austro-Hungarian Empire believable."--"Starlog""A challenging mystery, a scientific puzzler and a technothriller rolled into a splendidly unique whole, this dandy delight deserves a reserved spot on your bookshelf."--"Romantic Times"Ghost of the Revelator "A most originally conceived and intelligently executed melding of history and fantasy. Fans of its predecessor will devour it, as will some others, especially on account of its enchanting heroine."-"Booklist""A startling view of what the world might be like if we really had ghosts. A compelling tale of alternate world intrigue."-Jack McDevitt
About L. E. Modesitt
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes "Adiamante," the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and "Archform: Beauty." Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.