The Lost Symphony

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“Such a well written mystery novel that includes the present murder and robberies as well as the historical fall of the tzar of Russia and his family.”
~Amazon Review

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“As always, Mr Farago weaves an amazing plot, suspenseful and enthralling. With great characters, an intriguing story, and first-rate writing, this is a must-read story.”

“Amazing historical facts and an awesome mystery.”

“Gabriel Fargo is a very talented writer. He has a real gift for making you really see the characters and settings."

“Anything Farago writes is mesmerizing.”

"This book brilliantly showcases Mr. Farago’s signature style of deftly blending fact and fiction into a thrilling adventure."

“Well he has done it again, I didn’t think he could outdo himself but he did. I could not put the book down, and now am looking up Russian History of that time.”

“Absorbent, highly detailed. Fascinating and full of Russian history.”

“The attention to detail is phenomenal and the way the author wove all the smaller stories into the larger one is stupendous.

“The author blends together fact and fiction, and history past and present flawlessly. You cannot tell one from another. And you feel like you are there. It’s a most wonderful feeling!”

“If you enjoy the works of Dan Brown, David Baldacci, or Greg Iles, you will want to read Gabriel Farago. ”



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The Lost Symphony (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 6)

A murdered tsarina. A lost musical masterpiece. A stolen Russian icon. Can Jack honour a promise made a long time ago, and solve an age-old mystery?
When acclaimed Australian journalist and author Jack Rogan inherits an old music box with a curious letter hidden inside, he decides to investigate. As he delves deeper into a murky past of secrets and violence, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one interested in solving the puzzle.
Frieda Malenkova, a ruthless art dealer, and Victor Sokolov, a Russian billionaire with a dark past, will stop at nothing to achieve their deep desires and foil Jack’s valiant struggle to uncover the truth.
Joining forces with Mademoiselle Darrieux, a flamboyant Paris socialite, and Claude Dupree, a retired French police officer, Jack enters a dangerous world of unbridled ambition, murder and greed that threatens to destroy him.
On a perilous journey that takes him deep into Russia, Jack follows a tortuous path of discovery, disappointment and betrayal that brings him face to face with his destiny.
Will Jack unravel the hidden clues left behind by a desperate empress? Can he save the precious legacy of a genius before it’s too late, and return a holy icon revered by generations to where it belongs?

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Chapter 29

Amber Safe, Paris Ritz: 6 February 2017


Anielka looked impatiently at Zuzanna. It was almost time to go. An excited Aubert had asked her to meet him at the Ritz at eleven pm. He had hinted he had some good news. Anielka had changed her outfit twice already until, finally satisfied, she had chosen a creation by Tuomas Merikoski. His Paris-based Finnish label, Aalto, appealed to her because it combined Scandinavian minimalism with Parisian nonchalance. Raw, direct, sophisticated. But most important of all, the outfit reflected her mood and expressed exactly how she felt that night: mysterious and dangerous, like midsummer nights in the forests of Finland with echoes of a violent, pagan past …

Zuzanna adjusted Anielka’s hair. ‘Here, let me look at you,’ she said and stepped back. ‘Perfect, especially the dark lipstick; like blood. Now, remember what I told you. We have to move quickly here. You will have to improvise. The best outcome would be if you could somehow arrange access to the safe for Emile while you are with Aubert in the Amber Safe tonight. Emile would only need a few minutes to open the security box. Celine was a master at doing things like this,’ she added and watched Anielka carefully. She noticed the mention of Celine’s name had its desired effect. Pleased with the reaction, Zuzanna was sure that Anielka would try to live up to expectations at all cost.

‘And what am I supposed to do with Aubert?’ asked Anielka.

‘Drug him. One of the pills I gave you stirred into his drink should do it quickly.’

‘And then what?’

Readers' Favorite Review of The Lost Symphony

The Lost Symphony: A Historical Mystery Thriller is the sixth book in the Jack Rogan Mysteries by Gabriel Farago, and you don’t need to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this spellbinding story. Jack Rogan is an Australian journalist who inherits an old music box. A letter is hidden inside the box. When he decides to find out more about the music box, he quickly becomes entangled with powerful people who are after what he has — an art dealer, Frieda Malenkova, will kill for it and a billionaire, Victor Sokolov, will stop at nothing to have it. Jack knows very little and that alone is frustrating and dangerous. As he digs deeper, with the help of Mademoiselle Darrieux and Claude Dupree, a retired French police officer, he realizes that he is in very dangerous waters. His journey unearths deep truths about a murdered tsarina and a relic that belongs to the heart of a revered tradition. Can he do what is right before someone else takes his life?

If you love stories that are well-plotted and characters that are unforgettable, then The Lost Symphony: A Historical Mystery Thriller is a must-read for you. Gabriel Farago is a terrific writer with a unique gift for plot and character. The author picks a seemingly insignificant relic and transforms it into an element that takes center-stage in a mysterious tale. Jack is a character that I adored and his curiosity, coupled with a hunger for truth, places him in an enviable, yet dangerous path where betrayal and greed are commonplace. The author weaves strong elements of history into the story, bringing to life rich Russian culture, creating characters with solid backgrounds, and skillfully developing a setting that feels both real and frightening. The narrative is filled with mystery, overflowing with action, and leads readers on a ride that is bursting with uncertainty. I enjoyed everything about this book, and the authorial prowess glows in this tale.

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

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