G.K. George
Slow Read, 2014
234 Pages, 11 Illustrations by George O. Linabury
ISBN 978-0-9906939-0-1 Paperback

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About the Author

G.K. George is the nom de plume of Alfred J. Rieber. He has visited Russia many times and taught at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Budapest where he teaches at the Central European University.

The illustrator, George O. Linabury, lived and worked for an American oil company for seven years in Saudi Arabia. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Western Connecticut State University and lives in Brookfield, Connecticut.

About the book

Siberian Secrets is the final volume in a trilogy of historical fiction that follows the investigations of Inspector Vasiliev and Sergeant Serov of the Moscow police into the plots to assassinate Alexander II, the pogroms in Kiev and the Siberian exile system.


“Siberian Secrets expertly mixes history and mystery with a potent dash of suspense to transport the reader to places and themes previously unexplored in English-language fiction. Complex issues of authenticity and affection, deep-lying injustice, and steadfastness in the face of adversity, intertwine to produce a gripping narrative whose outcome can never be predicted until at long last it arrives, a satisfyingly rich resolution.”

—Gerald Smith is Emeritus Professor of Russian, Oxford University, Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford and Fellow of the British Academy

“This wonderful novel about a fascinating historical rescue set in Siberia makes for amazing, fast-paced reading—a dramatic story told with great flare.”

—Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Research Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University