Russian Launch of my Thriller “Tranquility Denied”

Anglia British Bookshop in downtown Moscow

A.C. Frieden at Anglia British Bookshop

A.C. Frieden with bookstore co-owner Irina Khan and Swiss Embassy attache Florian Gubler and his wife.

A.C. Frieden with Russian parliamentarian and hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak.

Today I celebrated the launch of my latest legal/spy thriller Tranquility Denied at Anglia British Bookshop, Russia’s largest English language bookstore here in the heart of Moscow. I was eager to launch the book here because key parts of the novel are set in Russia and I have such fond memories of my studies here years ago. The book launch attracted a very international mix of guests, among them several VIPs such as Russian hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak, who is currently a member of the Duma (the Russian Parliament) and head of the Russian Hockey Federation.  

Also in attendance were American and European executives and diplomats working in Moscow as well as an eclectic mix of expatriates who’ve made the Russian capital their new home. My presentation began with a reading, followed by a briefing on current U.S.-Russia relations, including the ongoing political and security tensions that are rivaling those of the Cold War. I also discussed my own observations of this city, having studied at Moscow State University in the mid-1990s.  A lively reception followed my presentation. The after-party included a special dinner at the renowned Central House of Writers restaurant (Tsentralny Dom Literatov), a 19th century mansion that served as an exclusive authors club during Soviet times.


About A.C. Frieden

A.C. Frieden is an international author of globetrotting mysteries and thrillers, including the acclaimed Jonathan Brooks series novels TRANQUILITY DENIED, THE SERPENT'S GAME and THE PYONGYANG OPTION. His publishers have announced three upcoming books in the series: LETTER FROM ISTANBUL (May 2021), MIDNIGHT IN DELHI (Dec. 2021) and THE CHICAGO JUROR (May 2022). Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, martial artist, scuba instructor, and former army sniper. He was born in Africa to a Swiss father and a Brazilian mother and lived in India, Switzerland and the UK before moving to the U.S. He has visited over 80 countries, including hotspots like North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, China, Vietnam, and Ukraine, many of which are settings in his novels. He speaks French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Russian, and carries several passports...
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