'Svetlana Goranski found herself in the middle of it all.
'She is a modern, archetypal Russian woman, outwardly sentimental and passionate and filled with the qualities that go to make up the Russian soul.
'She came to Australia by chance hoping to realise her dream of a happy family life. But to reach that goal she must overcome the fear which so many Russians have within them as well as outwit racketeers, clear her own name and work out the mystery of her Australian husband’s disappearance.
'Set against the backdrop of the collapse of the Soviet Empire this is both a love and an adventure story in which the beautiful Svetlana draws on her inherent honesty and loyalty to her new country.' (Publication summary)