<h2>A thrilling adventure inspired by true events, <i>The Siberia Job</i> charts a course through one of the most dramatic periods in recent Russian history, the impact of which continues to be felt to the present day. </h2><p>After the demise of the Soviet Union, the newly established Russian government privatises its industry by issuing vouchers to all of its citizens, allowing them the chance to be shareholders in the country's burgeoning businesses. The slips are distributed among the population and auctions are arranged where they can be exchanged for actual shares.</p><p>For those living in abject poverty, the vouchers appear to be little more than pieces of paper, totally separated from the far-off concept of potential future fortunes. But for Texas businessman John Mills and his Czech companion, Petr Kovac, the seemingly valueless chits suggest a lucrative potential, worth much more than what the current owners are willing to sell them for. They travel to the furthest, coldest reaches of the country to acquire vouchers for the country's national oil company, Gazneft, roving from town to town with suitcases full of cash.</p><p>The two men quickly learn that the plan has complications – for example, the fact that the auctions at which these vouchers are traded for actual shares have been planned at the most remote, inaccessible locations possible to deter outsiders from buying in. And when the Russian mafia and the oligarchs in charge of Gazneft catch wind of their successes, the stakes become suddenly more deadly...</p><p><b>Reviews for Josh Haven:</b></p><p>'A ground-breaking novel that redefines the conventional action/adventure, chase and escape genre.' <b>Nelson DeMille</b> <br />'An astonishing story, excitingly told, and all too close to the reality of Russia in the murderous 1990s.' <b>Charles Cumming</b> <br />'A terrific post-Soviet thriller.' <b>Martin Cruz Smith</b> <br />'A breathless, globetrotting thriller. Vivid, ingenious, and suspenseful to the last page.' <b>Joseph Finder</b></p>
<p>A crime thriller based on true events from Florida author Josh Haven. A Texan businessman tries to take advantage of privatisation in post-Soviet Russia... and runs afoul of the Russian mafia.</p>
'A ground-breaking novel that redefines the conventional action/adventure, chase and escape genre'
'An astonishing story, excitingly told, and all too close to the reality of Russia in the murderous 1990s'
'<i>The Siberia Job</i> is a breathless, globetrotting thriller that's also a mesmerizing look at Russia's transformation from Soviet socialism to modern-day kleptocracy. Vivid, ingenious, and suspenseful to the last page'
'A terrific post-Soviet thriller, distinguished by its portrayal of the wild potential of 1990s Russia and the subversion of that potential into pure corruption, the consequences of which continue to reverberate in the present day'
Martin Cruz Smith
<b>PRAISE FOR JOSH HAVEN</b>: <br />
'Superb... Smart, fast, twisty and dangerous. Highly recommended' Lee Child. <br />
'Keeps the suspense high without sacrificing plausibility. [A] promising new talent' Publishers Weekly. <br />
'A pleasing romp through James Bond territory' Library Journal. <br />
'A rip-roaring roller coaster ride from a fresh new voice' Kirkus. <br />
'It's not for the squeamish, but it's a powerful book – tightly written, with an original plot, compelling characters, and a stunning conclusion'
<p>Based on real-life events in 1990s Russia – the start of the oligarch era after the demise of the Soviet Union.</p>
<p>Florida-based author Haven has a wide range of experience and his books have been critically acclaimed.</p>
<p>MARKET: Martin Cruz Smith; Kathleen Kent.</p>