September 17, 2008

A Journey of Self-Discovery — Follow the Life of Nikolai Malenko in A Madness

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a tale of one individual's struggle against self, against fate, against the forces of nature, and against societies which worship the gods of greed, ambition, power, ideology, mediocrity, and phony piety, author Serge Demyanenko weaves the riveting story of Nikolai Malenko, his brother-in-arms, brother-in-mind, and brother-in-tastes. With A Madness that only they can understand, Demyanenko also shares a passionate search for adventure, romance, and meaning, which ultimately shows a celebration of life.

Follow Nikolai in his fight and in his search, where he soars with eagles, spends nights hooting with owls, and spends seemingly endless moments with turkeys. Witness his struggles as you tag along in this journey. Accompany this hero in a romance that depicts tales of his life as a well-educated, intelligent, young man who mistakes sex for love and learning for wisdom. He is commissioned in the U.S. Regular Army where he volunteers for every elite unit and hazardous assignment. Join him in his career as a soldier and as a counterspy, which spans three decades on three continents. Follow him in his many colorful adventures in the corridors of power, in bedrooms, and on the battlefield.

But is this everything he has hoped and wanted for in his life? Does he realize that what he has been looking for, had been his all along - but he just didn't know it? Join him in his journey in A Madness.

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About the Author

Serge Demyanenko is a retired Army Colonel of Special Forces (Green Berets). He is a senior parachutist and a Ranger. He's the son of a Russian Czarist Cavalry officer and a German mother. He was born in Paris, France; and now lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the National Defense University (War College), the Armed Forces Staff College, and he holds two additional graduate degrees. He was commissioned in the U.S. Regular Army in which he served for 31 years to include combat tours as a Ranger in Vietnam and in the Republic of Korea (DMZ). He served on the Department of the Army General Staff, working for the Chief of US Army Intelligence. During his career he received 24 awards from several countries. He is married to the former Katherine Y. Chey, whom he met at Berkeley. She is the daughter of a prominent Korean political figure and is a chemist by profession. He has two sons, Serge Jr., Yale '81 deceased, and Alex UCLA '86, and New York University Film School, who is a television producer.

                         A MADNESS * by Serge Demyanenko                         Tales of a Scandalous Life                       Publication Date: July 31, 2008             Trade Paperback; $23.99; 424 pages; 978-1-4363-0919-6             Cloth Hardback; $34.99; 424 pages; 978-1-4363-0920-2 

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