A Plague On Both Your Houses

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Pub Date 06 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 20 Feb 2024

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A brand-new novel from New York Times bestselling author Robert Littell, A Plague on Both Your Houses is a thrilling tale of love and war.

On Christmas Day, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev delivers a ten-minute televised speech announcing his resignation as Soviet president. Moments later, with little pomp and less circumstance, the red flag is lowered from its floodlit perch atop the Kremlin, and the Soviet Union ceases to exist.

Into the vacuum—before a new democracy has time to put down roots—surges the Russian mafia, supplying what the new state cannot: krysha, or “roof”—protection for the privately owned businesses sprouting up across the country. Rivalries turn bloody as Moscow’s Jewish mafia battles the Ossete vory v zakone (literally “thieves-in-law”) for control of the city. Caught up in the mayhem, Yulia, only daughter of the Jewish mafia godfather, and Roman, only son of the Ossete mafia godfather, navigate the minefield of a star-crossed love affair as they attempt to escape a destiny that appears preordained.

A Plague on Both Your Houses is the fictional story of one bloody episode in Moscow’s Great Turf War, when clans fought brutally in the streets and the future of the Russian nation was anything but assured.

A brand-new novel from New York Times bestselling author Robert Littell, A Plague on Both Your Houses is a thrilling tale of love and war.

On Christmas Day, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev delivers a...


A Note From the Publisher

Robert Littell has written nearly two dozen novels, including A Plague on Both Your Houses. A former naval officer and later a Newsweek journalist specializing in the Soviet Union, he also wrote For the Future of Israel (in collaboration with Shimon Peres), The Revolutionist, and Mother Russia. His novel The Amateur was made into a feature film, his novel Legends became a television series, and his New York Times bestselling novel The Company was adapted into a miniseries. He has been awarded the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. Littell makes his home in France.

Robert Littell has written nearly two dozen novels, including A Plague on Both Your Houses. A former naval officer and later a Newsweek journalist specializing in the Soviet Union, he also wrote For...


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Robert Littell is one of a tiny handful of American writers you can honestly describe as a master of the spy fiction form. Friends who work at the Agency have repeatedly told me that he's the one who gets it right.

Littell must be nearly ninety now, but in A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES he stretches kind of work he has previously published further than I would have thought possible. This book is dense, scholarly, and complex, but it swings and swoops and dives and jives. If James Ellroy were to write a spy novel, it would read pretty much like this.

I'm simply awed. Nearly ninety and he's still inovating as a writer. Robert Littell, you ARE the man.

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