Never Look Back

детективы книги Натальи Солнцевой Никогда не оглядывайсяKings die, but the symbol of their power – golden bees – pass through centuries and tempt adventurers and ambitious people…
Igor Tarkhanin tried hard to make himself forget his feeling for Ulyana. She was his first love more than ten years ago. But finally he gave up and decided to revive the relationship with the girl. She met him coolly and seemed not to recognize him…
The more he met the girl, the more he considered her a different person so he decided to pass his problem to Astra Eltsova in the hope that her investigation will discover the truth. Astra found out that both Igor and Ulyana had relatives in the old Russian city of Suzdal…
The old-fashioned city welcomed Astra with peaceful landscape and patriarchal customs… and secrets hidden everywhere. The main mystery of the city was connected with Ksenia Godunova, the Russian princess who received the artifact as a gift from her foreign fiancé. The artifact was the symbol of power of the ancient Frankish family, the most famous kings in the history. According to the legend, Ksenia hid the artifact in the Pokrovsky closter. The search for real Ulyana merged with the fate of the ancient artifact which happened to arrive in Russia during Time of Trouble…

This novel sends us to Time of Trouble in Russia, the period full of mysteries, plots, love and cruelty. Princess Ksenia Godunova receives the last gift of her deceased fiancé – golden bees belonging to the ancient Frankish kings. This treasure is a symbol of power, but it can belong to nobody but to the person who deserves to own this artifact. These persons are descendants of the ancient family or people who preserve and protect it from mercenary or evil people.
In the modern time, Igor Tarkhanin, an official who seems to be devoid of passions, asks Astra Eltsova to investigate a strange case for him. In his youth, he was in love with his classmate Ulyana. He even made a proposal to her, but the girl refused. He did not want to see her after, but were unable to forget her. After all these years he found her, a lonely woman now, and tried to communicate with her. But the communication was difficult because his former love seemed not to recognize him at all. Worried at this thought, he sought help of private detectives who used “paranormal” methods.
Astra and her faithful boyfriend Matvey realized fast that Igor Tarkhanin did not tell them the whole story, and the case was deeper than just misunderstanding between former lovers. The search for truth led them to ancient city of Suzdal. This city is famous of its temples and cloisters. According to legends, Suzdal’s cloisters saw the last years of Ksenia Godunova. In that city Astra and Matvey found the second girl who is very much alike Ulyana. It is the foster child and secretary of Boyarinov, Ulyana’s uncle. The more the detectives know, the more they suspect that mysterious deaths and solitude of Boyarinov’s family was connected to the ancient artifact – golden bees. They are the clue to all mysteries.
Could the bees protect themselves from dishonest people? You will know that if you read Natalya Solntseva’s novel “Never Look Back”. You will hardly be bored!
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