The Bear And The Diva by John Namnik
Approx. 55,580 words.
Published on January 25, 2012.
The Latvian, Andrej Yakovlevitch Namnik, landowner and bachelor approaching middle age,
takes time out from his business trip to Russia to take in the sights of the magnificent city
of St. Petersburg. Within twenty four hours he rescues a beautiful Bohemian woman, Marie
Subrtova, finds himself involved in a Revolutionist meeting, escapes a subsequent police raid
only to find himself locked up.