Steve Berry, NYT Bestselling author, describes Saving Hope as "a tantalizing premise that toys with the most basic of emotions-a parent's drive to save their child."
Alexandra Pavlova must choose: save her daughter...or the world.
In one of Siberia's formerly closed cities, Nadezhda Pavlova's unemployed parents struggle to provide for her following a bout with pneumonia that weakens her heart. Racked with guilt that her former job in the Soviet Union's bioweapons labs may have created the child's heart condition, Alexandra vows to do all she can to save her daughter's life.
Through Vladimir, a lifelong friend, Alexandra enters the post-Soviet economy and Russia's gray market. Her association with Vladimir and his Iranian contacts bring them to the attention of an FSB-formerly the KGB-agent. When she learns of a plot to export a deadly virus to Iran, Alexandra must decide whether she can trust Sergei, the FSB agent, to help her save both her daughter and the world.
Chanticleer Book Reviews says award-winning author Liese Sherwood-Fabre, "comes through with flying colors, creating her cliffhanging thriller not only with literary skill and authenticity regarding life, crime, and medicine in Russia..., but also with great emotion and story-telling ability."
Award winning author, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, grew up in Dallas, Texas and knew she was destined to write when she received an A+ in the second grade for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally's ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years-in Africa, Latin America, and Russia. After returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career and has had numerous pieces appear in both print and electronically. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her short story "A Stranger in the Village," as well as numerous other awards for her writing, including the current novel.