By Robert Halley

Draft 4 Posted Date: 3/1/2015

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Russia in 1904 was beset with many problems: loosing the Russo-Japanese War, internal political unrest, huge economic problems, a dying Romanov monarchy and no male heir for the throne, but Tzarina Alexandra was with child and there was one last hope to bring backward Russia into the Twentieth Century. Tzar Nicholas II knew the royals needed a male heir to continue the three hundred years of the dynasty and was willing to make sacrifices, however, there could be no proclamation to fix the problem that arose. What to do when God intervenes with man's plan to solve his issues is the thrust which sends the palace into secrecy and intrigue. Help comes to the tzars in their new St. Petersburg Palace from a most unlikely area of Siberia and from the monk who became the most hated man in all Russia. The need to keep a state secret at the cost of exchanging freedom for security is the final deathblow. Finding out how there can be a child of royalty but no trace of birth is but one of many secrets contained in the three pocket coat?

About the Author:

Halley is a history and business major from Arkansas State University who has had extensive reading of historical works for over fifty years. He was led to this work by a detailed dream he had in the winter of 2004. He lives in Beulah, a suburb of Pensacola, Florida, with his wife, Teresa, and a number of pet farm animals.

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I shall appreciate hearing all that is considered irregular, out of context, syntax issues, character development, point of view and other items which need attention. Also, my book cover can be reviewed to determine if it is relevant to the text. What needs fixing.

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