A TRUE STORY SO SHOCKING, THE KGB AND DHS WANTED TO GET RID OF ITS AUTHOR — FOREVER
Synopsis of this book: A trail-blazing self-made tycoon in post-Soviet Russia, Alex Konanykhin was worth $300 million by age 25, having created and controlled the largest bank in Russia. The rise of Boris Yeltsin to the presidency of Russia was financed by Konanykhin. Yeltsin rewarded Konanykhin by giving him the state residence built for the Soviet president and a large detail of Presidential Guards. But when the KGB kidnapped Konanykhin and stole his fortune, Alex and his beautiful wife, Elena, made a harrowing escape to America in September 1992. Then a new nightmare started, as Konanykhin fought the FBI, INS and Justice Department to hold onto his freedom – and his life. The Russian mafia took out a contract on him, and to this day, the U.S. government is trying to deport him back to Russia, where he would most likely be killed, according to government experts. Now, in “DEFIANCE” (September 2006), a shocking new memoir that is every bit as engrossing as a John le Carre novel, Alex Konanykhin, 39, tells an incredibly dramatic tale. This is a true-life story so riveting, only Konanykhin himself can tell it, a hair-raising account of betrayal, corruption, conspiracy, high-speed chases and government cover-ups. From the waning days of the Soviet Union to rebuilding his fortune as a U.S. entrepreneur, Konanykhin reveals his amazing saga of rags to riches, near death, battling two superpowers and achieving success in America.
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