The Metronome

The Metronome

D.R. Bell / Aug 21, 2019

The Metronome The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the previously published The Great Game This was an unplanned book The Great Game was supposed

  • Title: The Metronome
  • Author: D.R. Bell
  • ISBN: The Metronome
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    B00MVL62MQ
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  • The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the previously published The Great Game This was an unplanned book The Great Game was supposed to be a stand alone story Then questions about a sequel started coming in The last words in The Great Game are This is not the end I meant it philosophically, meaning that the struggle between goo The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the previously published The Great Game This was an unplanned book The Great Game was supposed to be a stand alone story Then questions about a sequel started coming in The last words in The Great Game are This is not the end I meant it philosophically, meaning that the struggle between good and evil, quest for power vs individual liberty will continue as they did through the centuries But I was being too cute by half and the readers called me on it.And somewhere in the process of working on a sequel I have taken a turn into the past Events in The Great Game are based on the financial crisis which in turn is rooted in a financial warfare between the US on one side and China and Russia on the other side I wanted to go back in time and show the beginning of that warfare, show that the seeds have been planted and carefully cultivated prior to the events in the story And something else started happening Some of the events predicted in The Great Game began to materialize much sooner than I expected, particularly rising tensions between the U.S and Russia and growing rapprochement of China and Russia The characters of The Metronome are made up but the backdrop of the events is real and factual The main protagonist Pavel Rostin is a regular, very flawed man who faces difficult circumstances I know that the ending of The Metronome will upset some of the readers but I felt it was the only honest way to conclude the first part the larger context was not Pavel s immediate fate or his flaws, but the moral choices he made at the end and their impact on others Because even the smallest person can change the course of the future Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.When Pavel follows his father s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family s past and his country s future From starving 1941 Leningrad to free wheeling Moscow of the mid 1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world s superpowers The choices of right and wrong don t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines But is he just a pawn in someone else s game Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 279 pages Published August 19th 2014 by D R Bell More Details Original Title The Metronome ASIN B00MVL62MQ Edition Language English Series The Counterpoint Trilogy 1 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Metronome The Counterpoint Trilogy, 1 by D.R Bell Author Release date Apr 22, 2015 While investigating his father s death in Russia, a man uncovers a long running web of money, revenge and evidence of a plot against the US But is he While investigating his father s death in Russia, a man uncovers a long running web of money, revenge and evidence of a plot against the US But is he just a pawn in someone else s game Enter Giveaway Format

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was murdered, he and we the reader learn of the horrors of living in Russia during the German blitzkrieg, the paranoia of living in post war Soviet Union, the go go party mentality of Russia in the post Soviet 1990, and the resulting corruption that since has filled the vacuum as the nation edges toward economic calamity Without taking sides, Bell infers the reasons for the current Russian belligerence in the Ukraine and elsewhere This novel isn t a political thesis paper, though It s a very human story that at spots will cause your eyes to well and at others make you cringe as you fear for the main character s life For anyone who wants to understand how our modern world has arisen out of very human terrors and emotions, this is a must read novel flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2014 Sundar Raj rated it really liked it The Metronome is than a fictional work It weaves some real historical events and facts into the story Though,the main plot being centered around a possible murder suicide.The story goes on to explain so much about post cold war financial warfare that s happening in the world The wars are not fought with bombs and bullets any ,appeared to be like a cliche to me but, financial warfare seems to be much less fictional The financial institution which are too big to fail pose a The Metronome is than a fictional work It weaves some real historical events and facts into the story Though,the main plot being centered around a possible murder suicide.The story goes on to explain so much about post cold war financial warfare that s happening in the world The wars are not fought with bombs and bullets any ,appeared to be like a cliche to me but, financial warfare seems to be much less fictional The financial institution which are too big to fail pose a real danger to the socio economical society of ours Even though the author was ambitious in pulling together the story of this magnitude, its after all a story of fiction But everything seems to be connected in the story there are no loose ends some history could have been avoided, but that gives you a real insight into stalin s russia,nazi s attack on russia, etc I didn t get why they named it the metronome i guess it represents some thing than the time ticking in those siege days in russia i really don t know overall, good book must read, if you re into historical fiction flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2015 Claire rated it did not like it The switching from first person, to third person, to just boring facts drove me crazy All the additional information about Russia, flash backs, and hedge fund information did nothing for the story development and caused me to skip pages and pages at a time I continued to read subjected to the boring drone of details that took away from the story I finally gave up at about 1 2 through the book, I just couldn t take it any Reading this book felt like the reading assignment you dreaded in m The switching from first person, to third person, to just boring facts drove me crazy All the additional information about Russia, flash backs, and hedge fund information did nothing for the story development and caused me to skip pages and pages at a time I continued to read subjected to the boring drone of details that took away from the story I finally gave up at about 1 2 through the book, I just couldn t take it any Reading this book felt like the reading assignment you dreaded in modern lit flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 29, 2015 Kara rated it liked it Fast paced, quick read The writing wasn t the tightest, and the characters tended to be kind of flat, but the story moved well If you re a history nerd like me, it provides an interesting look behind the Iron Curtain, and also provides a fascinating take on the development of American Russian relations Good commute read not a can t put it down per se, but still very much an I want to know what happens flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2017 Alicia Huxtable rated it liked it Good but needs minor workTo be honest, I didn t finish this book I wanted to, I tried to but it just want happening for me For 1, it seemed to jump from one scene to another but then you d realise that it was a new paragraph but the spacing hasn t been put it to show that The other issue I had was the storyline, it felt like you were in a traffic jam.ow, fast, slow, fast Some parts the story moved along well but in other places I felt like I was reading at a standstill The characters Good but needs minor workTo be honest, I didn t finish this book I wanted to, I tried to but it just want happening for me For 1, it seemed to jump from one scene to another but then you d realise that it was a new paragraph but the spacing hasn t been put it to show that The other issue I had was the storyline, it felt like you were in a traffic jam.ow, fast, slow, fast Some parts the story moved along well but in other places I felt like I was reading at a standstill The characters were basically the only constant flag Like see review Jul 24, 2018 Frank Roberto rated it it was amazing What a book This is the first book that I have read from D R Bell I really enjoyed it because it was partly based on actual events and people The characters and the situations that they were faced with were believable The best thing about this book was after the book was over Mr Bell included an epilogue that explained a little of some of the events and other things that were in the book He also included other books on the subjects in case the reader wants to read flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Fiona Zakka rated it it was amazing A great readI read the book fast because it was interesting and well written The financial info about the world fast road to hell is really interesting and very informative for someone who doesn t have a financial background flag Like see review Sep 28, 2018 Linda Kressal rated it really liked it Interesting perspective on modern day Russian American relations And horrifying glimpse at the suffering of Russian citizens during WWII flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 28, 2018 Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves d r bell I really enjoyed this one flag Like see review Feb 14, 2015 Lorin Cary rated it it was ok Pavel Rostin is a Russian emigre, a former scientist and hedge fund manager Now divored, he haeads back to St Petersburg when his father dies It s an apparent suicide, the police say But something is fishy Pvel flies to Moscow suspecting that his father sent him something He s right a package, which is promptly stolen from him Pavel heads back to the States, reading his father s diary on the way There are lengthy descriptions of the siege of St Petersburg during WWII.Pavel gradually l Pavel Rostin is a Russian emigre, a former scientist and hedge fund manager Now divored, he haeads back to St Petersburg when his father dies It s an apparent suicide, the police say But something is fishy Pvel flies to Moscow suspecting that his father sent him something He s right a package, which is promptly stolen from him Pavel heads back to the States, reading his father s diary on the way There are lengthy descriptions of the siege of St Petersburg during WWII.Pavel gradually learns that former hedge fund partner, Martin, likely swideled him prior to the fund s collapse and had an affair with his wife.Well that just the tip of the story Shuttling between Russia and the US, Pavel tries to learn the truth about his dad s deth The missing pages of the diary resurface, along with a brother he never knew about And he s plunged into uncovering a tangled web of stock and other financial transactions during and after the collapse of the USSR.Lurking in the background is an attempt to explain the financial collapse of 2007.It s a complex tale, laced with details about the privations in WWII, the machinations of the Soviet elite as the state crumbles, and forays into US Soviet Russian foreign policy whole chunks of neo con and policy assessments appear It s a good way to learn about another country and think about why Russian Soviet leaders are so paranoid, or seemingly so Fascinating as this is, however, the book is ripe for editorial trimming The story would be much stronger if the manuscript had been pruned.There is a sub plot of Pavel s relationships with women his former wife, Karen his former lover, Anya and his current love interest, Sarah and his daughter.I wonder why I kept reading this flag Like see review Dec 06, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing The Metronome was written as a prequel to The Great GameThe Metronome This book will give the background story of how everything came to be the way it is today, and why the story of the Great Game played out the way it did This is a novel but many of the facts are all too real You will recognize them immediately In the Epilogue the author explicitly states and sites which are real and which are not with references that can be checked.It is the story of a fictional family that lived in Russi The Metronome was written as a prequel to The Great GameThe Metronome This book will give the background story of how everything came to be the way it is today, and why the story of the Great Game played out the way it did This is a novel but many of the facts are all too real You will recognize them immediately In the Epilogue the author explicitly states and sites which are real and which are not with references that can be checked.It is the story of a fictional family that lived in Russia under several of the different political regimes One horrific then the next It is about how that family survived The son, Pavel, ultimately meets an American girl, falls in love and goes to America to marry her The marriage has failed and now the Russians have to attempt to sabotage him into helping them Does it work All I can promise you is that this book will give you the shivers too much of it is what is happening now or has happened in our recent past Once you have read this you will want to read The Great Game and I want to read the third book whenever it comes out flag Like see review Dec 31, 2014 Jody rated it really liked it Shelves historical fiction, kindle fire, political thriller First offamazing cover I found myself repeatedly looking at the cover of this booktwo different photos of the same place at different times in history Great idea The book is historical fiction, much of the events described in this book actually happened but to different people Just like Steve Berry does, Bell includes a few pages at the end of the book that will let the reader know what was factual and what was imagined This is historical fiction, political thriller, mystery and actio First offamazing cover I found myself repeatedly looking at the cover of this booktwo different photos of the same place at different times in history Great idea The book is historical fiction, much of the events described in this book actually happened but to different people Just like Steve Berry does, Bell includes a few pages at the end of the book that will let the reader know what was factual and what was imagined This is historical fiction, political thriller, mystery and action adventure all wrapped up in one book I have never heard of this author before but I would rank them up there with Steve Berry and Michael Crichton easily I will not give any spoilers but I will say that the father s diary captivated me and sent me to google to look up concerning Germany s attack on Russia during WWII This book still haunts me and I cannot seem to get some of the images out of my head and oddly I don t want to flag Like see review Dec 08, 2014 Bert rated it it was amazing This is a fascinating book on multiple levels The protagonist is a Russian former physicist who shifted from science to finance when he immigrated to the United States His employer, a brokerage house who trades is derivative financial products, is convinced that his mathematical formulae can be used to predict changes in financial markets Meanwhile we learn that his estranged father, a former Russian detective, has come to the United States and is exhibiting odd behavior It seems that the Ru This is a fascinating book on multiple levels The protagonist is a Russian former physicist who shifted from science to finance when he immigrated to the United States His employer, a brokerage house who trades is derivative financial products, is convinced that his mathematical formulae can be used to predict changes in financial markets Meanwhile we learn that his estranged father, a former Russian detective, has come to the United States and is exhibiting odd behavior It seems that the Russian mob has decided to get a piece of the action during a time when some would pay shill buyers to apply for mortgages on homes, with the expectation that the loans would go into default, and the government would reimburse the lenders for 90% of the loss Nice work if you can get it, but illegal and unsustainable No tells to spoil the ending A good enough novel for me to overlook a number of proofreading errors early on in the tale flag Like see review Nov 14, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it SPOILER ALERT I really enjoyed this book up to the very endand then I hated it The writing was superb The plotline was interesting and the characters very engaging I found the subject matter incredibly diverse and interesting.Now for the negatives of which there is only oneWHO KILLS OFF THEIR MAIN CHARACTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK I spent so much time getting to know Pavel and the writing was so good that I found myself actually caring about what happened to him The story l SPOILER ALERT I really enjoyed this book up to the very endand then I hated it The writing was superb The plotline was interesting and the characters very engaging I found the subject matter incredibly diverse and interesting.Now for the negatives of which there is only oneWHO KILLS OFF THEIR MAIN CHARACTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK I spent so much time getting to know Pavel and the writing was so good that I found myself actually caring about what happened to him The story line wrapped up nicely and I was ready for him to ride off into the sunset so to speak Then there is an epilog that is his funeral and everything I thought had just happened getting the bad guys, mailing off the proof was gone The bad guys won and I HATED it Maybe I m just a sucker for a happy ending, or even just a so so ending, but this killed me I spent all of that time reading it only to absolutely hate how it ended flag Like see review Feb 02, 2015 Patrice Fischer rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle version Very exciting, well written, informative historical political fiction concerning a man who was born and raised in the Soviet Union, emigrates to the US, marries an American woman, and becomes embroiled in a mystery that involves his family home in Russia Solving this mystery takes him all over the US and also traveling between Moscow St Petersburg It includes an up close and personal view of the horrific Siege of Leningrad and also a current economic scenario which could explain our th Very exciting, well written, informative historical political fiction concerning a man who was born and raised in the Soviet Union, emigrates to the US, marries an American woman, and becomes embroiled in a mystery that involves his family home in Russia Solving this mystery takes him all over the US and also traveling between Moscow St Petersburg It includes an up close and personal view of the horrific Siege of Leningrad and also a current economic scenario which could explain our the US current up and down relationship with the former Soviet Union.Chilling plausible It s also of note that a few names of current behind the scenes political leaders in the US are specifically cited in the exacerbation of the current tensions between the US Russia These are some of the same names mentioned as part of Jeb Bush s election team Let s see how this plays out flag Like see review Jun 17, 2015 Roberta Gates rated it really liked it Educational, detailed insight into RussiaSeveral years I spent some time in Leningrad Even then, the different guides casually alluded to a past history which would be unbelievable to those of us in the groups Bell, though perhaps too wordy, certainly puts the reader into the past and present of a country with which we are entangled Even the fictional characters step from the pages, with their absolutely horrifying stories I do believe that this novel should be required reading for anyone ho Educational, detailed insight into RussiaSeveral years I spent some time in Leningrad Even then, the different guides casually alluded to a past history which would be unbelievable to those of us in the groups Bell, though perhaps too wordy, certainly puts the reader into the past and present of a country with which we are entangled Even the fictional characters step from the pages, with their absolutely horrifying stories I do believe that this novel should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand present day world affairs flag Like see review Apr 08, 2015 Lerline Fitzgerald rated it liked it DissapointingI m disappointed as the reviews are misleading The book started off exciting which kept you in suspense, you just know you re not going to be disappointed because of the long drawn out historical findings, so you tell yourself they have got to be leading to something spectacular, after which the suspense came to an abrupt halt then it ends and your left feeling dumb founded flag Like see review Apr 19, 2016 Carl Ruopp rated it it was amazing Scary realThere are times I skimmed the financial descriptions but in the end I fully see their need to be told This author took great pains to entertain one with a story that told a not so hidden truth of what is happening right now in America I wish all those I love and have money invested to read it and figure out a way for us all to survive the coming collapse GOD BLESS AMERICA, every one of us flag Like see review Apr 08, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it This is book one of the Counterpoint Trilogy The trilogy is based on a conspiracy by the Russians, Chinese, and others to bring on the US demise by undermining the US financial system Helped on by the excesses of Wall Street, etc the consipirators only have to encourage of the same behaviors that the US is already allowing If you want a good conspiracy book with roots in the 2008 financial crisis with murder and mystery start with this book and read on flag Like see review Jun 12, 2015 clare c gambino rated it it was amazing Ticking money bombOne is well into this novel when the heart of the materials which is the financial self destruction of U.S economy by corporaterruption and greed is revealed.The lack of industrial production , miscarried book I have read in a long time because the scenario here is actually happening now of which has been outsourced and the chicanery of Wall Street coupled with politicians bought and sold is horrifying flag Like see review Oct 10, 2015 Florence Primrose rated it really liked it Pavel Rostin, born in Russia, but U.S resident for many years, hears suspicious message from his father, a St Petersburg resident Soon after he is told his father has died.Pavel goes to Russia and is immediately suspicious of the circumstances and hurried up funeral.This is a very interesting novel of intrigue and manipulation of financial markets by Russia flag Like see review Sep 15, 2015 Alice Tallent rated it really liked it I chose this book because it was free and I thought it might have something to do with music Instead, I was exposed to an enlightening tale concerning Russian history, intrigue, and financial connections to the U.S The mystery kept my interest even though much of the financial jargon was new to me Quite thought provoking flag Like see review Feb 07, 2015 Margaret rated it really liked it This was a very interesting and informative book I liked the diary that told of the siege of St Petersburg by the Germans There were many links to and other sites for additional information throughout the novel The mystery is there but it s secondary to the siege and the financial information At the end the author tells how much of the book is fiction and how much is true flag Like see review Sep 19, 2015 Carol Bosselman rated it really liked it Some of the financial detailings got tiresome but overall, really enjoyed this book The Russian history and insight into a wartorn country for a regular family was a great backstory, and the action and reveals were well timed enough that the book never, for me, got bogged down The epilogue is a little bit of a disappointmentit s not how you want it to end, but it does make sense flag Like see review Jun 15, 2016 Concetta Phillipps rated it liked it This was tricky to read because of poor editing Had there not been so many errors and a poorly written side story this would have probably kept my interest enough to read the next one.And if you re writing a thriller, check the stupid factor of the ending flag Like see review Oct 30, 2014 Hank Blau rated it it was amazing Really exciting for lovers of historical fictionBringing us from the second world war in Russia was enlightening Applying known facts to modern day s finance situations was also very easy to follow flag Like see review Jul 13, 2015 Kellie Dipiro rated it liked it This is a very smartly written book That being said, I found it boring I love international intrigue, but found this book unsatisfying In short, I m smarter for having read it I found it hard to finish flag Like see review Jul 12, 2015 Peggy rated it did not like it Too much Russian history for me Add that to the total lack of a likable character, and this book was not for me.I think the mystery was solved and I think the book is part of a series I don t intend to read At least I didn t spend money on it, it was a free Book Bub book flag Like see review Jun 30, 2015 Cristino Colon rated it really liked it Excellent reading great bookThis book is very hard to put down,excellent drama and very informative the writer kept me on my most comfortable state while reading it was like I was inside of the book,trying to imagine the next chapter flag Like see review Aug 04, 2015 Lis rated it liked it Shelves fiction Lots of stock market financial stuff in this book The story is engaging, but at times hard to follow I found all the Russian names challenging to keep straight My issue, not the author s I was surprised by the ending flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. D.R Bell s new literary novel The Metronome helps fill in Western readers on a major missing piece in our understanding of the modern world recent Russian history As the main character, now living in the States, investigates to determine if his father in Russia was murdered, he and we the reader learn of the horrors of living in Russia during the German blitzkrieg, the paranoia of living in post war Soviet Union, the go go party mentality of Russia in the post Soviet 1990, and the resul D.R Bell [...]


    2. The Metronome is than a fictional work It weaves some real historical events and facts into the story Though,the main plot being centered around a possible murder suicide.The story goes on to explain so much about post cold war financial warfare that s happening in the world The wars are not fought with bombs and bullets any ,appeared to be like a cliche to me but, financial warfare seems to be much less fictional The financial institution which are too big to fail pose a The Metronome is tha [...]


    3. The switching from first person, to third person, to just boring facts drove me crazy All the additional information about Russia, flash backs, and hedge fund information did nothing for the story development and caused me to skip pages and pages at a time I continued to read subjected to the boring drone of details that took away from the story I finally gave up at about 1 2 through the book, I just couldn t take it any Reading this book felt like the reading assignment you dreaded in m The swi [...]


    4. Fast paced, quick read The writing wasn t the tightest, and the characters tended to be kind of flat, but the story moved well If you re a history nerd like me, it provides an interesting look behind the Iron Curtain, and also provides a fascinating take on the development of American Russian relations Good commute read not a can t put it down per se, but still very much an I want to know what happens


    5. Good but needs minor workTo be honest, I didn t finish this book I wanted to, I tried to but it just want happening for me For 1, it seemed to jump from one scene to another but then you d realise that it was a new paragraph but the spacing hasn t been put it to show that The other issue I had was the storyline, it felt like you were in a traffic jam.ow, fast, slow, fast Some parts the story moved along well but in other places I felt like I was reading at a standstill The characters Good but ne [...]


    6. What a book This is the first book that I have read from D R Bell I really enjoyed it because it was partly based on actual events and people The characters and the situations that they were faced with were believable The best thing about this book was after the book was over Mr Bell included an epilogue that explained a little of some of the events and other things that were in the book He also included other books on the subjects in case the reader wants to read .


    7. A great readI read the book fast because it was interesting and well written The financial info about the world fast road to hell is really interesting and very informative for someone who doesn t have a financial background.


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