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The Russian Lieutenant
by Peter Marshall

When a Russian warship arrives in Portsmouth Dockyard, a handsome uniformed officer strides down
the gangway to meet Marina Peters, an English girl of Russian ancestry, who had discovered him on
a dating website. She works for the Royal Navy, so they have much in common.

What they do not know is that their romantic quayside tryst is being observed by agents from MI5,
leading to a series of dramatic events involving the security services of the UK and USA.

Marina, a bright and intelligent thirty-year-old career woman, has been seeking something new in her
life. So it is with a mixture of expectation and anxiety that she has “waited for her ship to come home”.
But what follows is an unexpected introduction into the ruthless world of international espionage.

Information about the Book
Title: The Russian Lieutenant
Author: Peter Marshall
Release Date: 26th March 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 178
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Author Information
Peter Marshall was born in Wiltshire, educated at Trowbridge High School and began his professional life
as a reporter with the Bath & Wilts Chronicle at the age of sixteen, a career which was interrupted by
National Service when he joined the Royal Navy. Marshall gained an RNVR commission and served as a
Sub-Lieutenant based in Portsmouth and Germany for two years, followed by seven years as a reserve officer. 

He moved to Portsmouth and was Deputy Naval Correspondent for the Portsmouth Evening News before
becoming a freelance reporter, representing most of the UK national press. He also worked for the BBC as
a reporter on radio and TV before joining the BBC staff as a News Editor. He then moved to Visnews,
a BBC subsidiary which provided TV news coverage for broadcasters around the world, where he became
Executive Editor and then General Manager. During this period, he was elected as Chairman of the Royal
Television Society in 1986.

At Visnews (which later became ReutersTV) Marshall played an instrumental and early role in developing
the use of satellites for global news coverage, which led him to work in the United States for fourteen years,
firstly with INTELSAT and then as President of Keystone Communications (now part of France Telecom’s
Globecast network). While in the USA, he served as President of the SSPI (Space and Satellite Professionals
International) and on his retirement, he was elected to the Society’s “Hall of Fame” in recognition of his
pioneering role in the development of satellite services for international broadcasters.

In his retirement years, Peter Marshall has returned to his “roots” as a journalist, working as co-author and
editor of numerous books related to the satellite and space industry with the acclaimed American space
scientist and futurist Dr. Joseph Pelton. He went on to write two biographies and a travel book before turning
to fiction and drawing on some of his past experiences for this, his first novel. 

He now lives in Gillingham, Dorset, where he is currently busy working on a sequel to “The Russian Lieutenant”
(as well as editing another biography!).

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