The Assassination of E. Hemingway has it all.

A thriller with history as the backdrop. It’s filled with conspiracies, revolutions, double-dealing, lies disguised as propaganda, assassination, and wars. Following the journey of one Russian and one American, their story will connect, forming a unique historical double-helix stretching from the beginning of the Twentieth Century and continuing today.

A young man born before a new century in 1899 makes a thousand-mile pilgrimage from his small village to Moscow, ending in Petrograd. The education of Slavsky Pavel Ivanovich took place within a cauldron of underground activity being forged in 1917. His teachers were the leaders of a revolution that would change the world, Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin.

Another young man, Bill Whittaker, turns a chance encounter in the trenches of war into the chance at an Ivy League education, law school, finally ending with an invitation into a secret society. An entrance into a world of espionage and duplicity may be at his fingertips.

One man was told about battle lines drawn to protect corporate interests from what they perceived to be the growing evil of Marxist thought.

A veteran of the revolutionary wars in Russian, Pasha was sent to Germany in 1929 to organize Communist activities against the rising power of fascism, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, the Nazis. Germany and Europe were becoming a bloodbath of street fighting, the battleground between the Left and Right. Midnight raids, murder, and assassinations were commonplace.

Against this framework, Pasha discovers love, a love ending in a terrible loss, marking a major turning point in his life.

Pasha and Bill will cross paths in 1936. Madrid, Spain, during the Spanish Civil War, where a people’s hope was to become crushed by Franco’s rebel force and the Republicanos own internal squabbles.

Serendipity, chance, fate, or coincidence brought them together to share a table with a newly-arrived journalist, Ernest Hemingway.

Fate would later play a role in their reunion, this time in Cuba in 1951. The American, sent by FBI director Hoover to “find out what those Commies” are doing there.”

Edgar Hoover convinced the US Government that Hemingway was a threat to national security. He was consumed with loathing of Hemingway’s not-secret financial support of the Cuban revolution. The uprising intruded on Hoover’s sweetheart financial relationship with then President of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, the US-backed military dictator. In the background, Charles “lucky” Luciano and mafia banker Myer Lansky, the so-called Mambo Mafia, had a lot to lose if the revolution succeeded.

The Russian following a trail of refugees fleeing General Franco and their lost fight for freedom in Spain, soon became aware of a growing feeling of another revolution, this time in Cuba.

Now, the two men are drawn to Hemingway and Fidel Castro (dos Hermanos). Read how their relationship played out against the backdrop of Día de la Revolucion, Day of the Revolution, marking 26 July 1953.

Revolutions and civil wars rarely end well. Would Cuba be any different?

Edgar Hoover, never one to forget someone on his list of enemies, called Agent Bill Whittaker into his office one day in 1961. Bill walks out with orders for the assassination of E. Hemingway, an assassination to be carried out by Slavsky Pavel Ivanovich…Pasha.

Will it be suicide or assassination?