This novel is about revelations and revenge on a Volga Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Confessions by a struggling American child psychologist and by a retired American ambassador with an exaggerated sense of importance and entitlement, now a university professor of practice with ethics his chosen specialty, are triggered by a tour of Moscow's Novodevichy cemetery.
At the beginning of a television episode of The Closer, viewers are told that everyone has something to confess. Some confessions, however, have serious consequences, as Francis Pickle and Neville Ogleby discover at the end of their ten-day cruise aboard the Novikov Priboi.
In the wings of this novel stands a Russian figure, father of the tour guide and friend of the study leader, who considers it an absolute duty to exact revenge for false accusations made years earlier by Ogleby and Pickle about an American whose ashes are interred in the Novodevichy cemetery alongside those of a KGB general.
This is a Devotional Book on relationships. Love and forgiveness are what should be in relationships, and putting God first, and keeping Him as our most important relationship. He is amazing and loves His children. Colossians 3:13 "13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a compliant against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. "4 Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."