For readers who enjoy Cold War stories, The Leonardo Gulag is one of the most original they’ll come across. They’ll find themselves rubbing shoulders with Stalin himself – and with that archetype British traitor Anthony Blunt. The novel’s central character, a young Russian artist called Pasha, has a unique gift but is put through hell because of it – the frozen hell of the Arctic gulag. There’s a cast of other unforgettable characters – Pasha’s elderly mentor; his friends in the gulag camp; the camp’s evil commandant. Add to all this some fascinating insights into the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, and readers will find themselves in truly unique territory.