Press Release


REDEMPTION – Fight for Life: A Riveting Tale of Transformation Set to Launch June 8, 2024

VANCOUVER, BC — Get ready for a thrilling journey through the underworld of Russia with the launch of the novel, REDEMPTION – Fight for Life in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, along with music NFTs of the book’s theme song “The Machines”.

This suspense thriller, penned by Ukrainian writer Urii Orlov, is set to launch on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at The Alternatives Gallery at 1659 Venables Street, Vancouver.

This novel is as much a thrilling tale of danger and redemption as it is a rags-to-riches story, originating from the city of Odessa, Ukraine which paints a vivid picture of its streets, and the spirit of its people. It’s a story that not only explores the depths of the human psyche but also gives readers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Odessa, for its spirited, industrious nature, and attractive location on the Black Sea.

Urii Orlov, born and raised in this bustling Ukrainian city known as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”, finds his life intertwined with Oleg, a feared Russian mobster. After a near-death experience, Oleg leaves his life of crime behind and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This action-packed narrative is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of redemption.

About the Author

Urii Orlov, author of REDEMPTION – Fight for Life has a diverse and international background.

Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, Urii speaks six languages and attended medical college, specializing in nursing. His career path took a significant turn when he moved to Germany in 2003 to work in psychiatry.

From 2004 to 2008, he served as the CEO of a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting elderly survivors of World War II concentration camps and victims of Stalin’s gulag prison system. He also pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Germanic Philology at Mechnikov National University in Odesa, Ukraine, and graduated in 2008.

In 2009, he moved to Québec, Canada, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He used his degree as a social worker for the Ministry of Youth Protection, primarily serving the First Nations Community from 2012 to 2013.

In 2013, he transitioned into the insurance industry, and in 2015 he relocated to Vancouver, BC, where he continues to work as an Insurance Broker. His rich tapestry of experiences, spanning multiple countries and industries, provides a unique perspective that deeply informs his writing.

Urii hopes that his novel will entertain, inspire, and educate readers. He believes that his novel is a tribute to his friend Oleg, and a testament to the power of the human spirit.

About the Audio

USER® of USER Media is the producer of this audiobook with voice actors, original music, and riveting sound effects to immerse the audience in a thrilling audio adventure. USER is also a sound creator from Vancouver, Canada releasing albums independently since the 90s and has been a registered trademark since 1996. He also produces audio, videos, music, and NFT art, along with live streams for websites.

USER will perform a reading and live music at the audiobook launch with promotions from The Art Party.

About the Book

REDEMPTION – Fight for Life is a suspense thriller that takes you on an adventure through Russia. It is a hero’s journey that explores themes such as friendship, loyalty, betrayal, love, revenge, and redemption. It is also a reflection of the history and culture of Russia and Ukraine. The author Urii Orlov hopes that his novel will entertain, inspire, and educate readers.

Don’t miss out on this captivating tale of transformation and redemption.

Press Contact:

Urii Orlov
[email protected]

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Listen to the sounds of REDEMPTION – Fight for Life with Music (5 MInutes)

“Urii Orlov believes his novel is a tribute to his friend Oleg and a testament to the power of the human spirit.”


“I enjoyed listening to REDEMPTION – Fight for Life: An audiobook with professional voice actors, original music, and riveting sound effects to keep you on the edge of your seat! The audiobook is also an inspiration and testament to the power of the human spirit with twists and turns in the journey to transformation for the main characters.
L.J. Lee, Consultant

“Gripping storyline: The book offers a compelling narrative that keeps readers engaged from beginning to end.

Exploration of complex themes: Themes such as friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and redemption are intricately woven into the plot, adding depth to the story.

Authenticity: The depiction of Russian and Ukrainian culture feels genuine, thanks to the author’s personal connection to the region.
Character development: The transformation of the main character, Oleg, from a feared criminal to a seeker of redemption is portrayed convincingly and adds emotional resonance to the story.”
S. Ong