50 Page Fridays: Robert Masello


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

The Romanov Cross is the latest novel of alternate history by master storyteller Robert Masello. Set in Alaska, where the permafrost is threatening to melt and reveal an entire colony wiped out by the Spanish flu of 1918, Army epidemiologist Frank Slater must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus. He also has to figure out how to stop the spread of the deadly disease if he wants to avoid a new pandemic. But Frank soon discovers that he’s not alone on the remote (and potentially diseased) island.

The Romanov Cross is at once an alternate take on one of history‚Äôs most profound mysteries, a love story as unlikely as it is inevitable, and a thriller of heart-stopping, supernatural suspense. “All these elements shouldn’t work together, but they do.” According to Jeff Ayers, a reviewer for the Associated Press. “The Romanov Cross holds readers’ attention from the beginning to the very end.”

Now doesn’t that sound like a book you don’t want to miss?

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Please enjoy this excerpt of THE ROMANOV CROSS by Robert Masello, on sale now wherever books are sold!

THE ROMANOV CROSS by Robert Masello, Excerpt by Random House Publishing Group