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gweccles

Location: Provence Alpes Maritimes, France

Member Since: September 2012

Last online: December 2015

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George Eccles, writing as G W Eccles, graduated from the London School of Economics with a law degree and subsequently became a partner in one of the major international financial advisory firms.

In 1994, Eccles left London to move to Russia and Central Asia during the tumultuous period that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union. His work involved extensive travel throughout Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - often to places with restricted access to foreigners. During his time there, he advised a number of real-life oligarchs how best to take advantage of the opportunities that became available as regulation crumbled and government became increasingly corrupt. Against this background, while his novels are fiction, many of its anecdotes and scenes are based on actual events.

His first thriller: The Oligarch, was awarded a Silver Medal both at the Global E-book Awards 2013 and at the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2013, as well as being selected as IPPY Book of the Day.

The second in the Leksin thriller series, Corruption of Power,was published by Peach Publishing in December 2016.

George is married and now lives with his wife - and a cat called Lenin and a bulldog called Lenin -  in a hilltop village not far from Cannes in the South of France.

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