Just picked up a few goodies at chapters:
Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin
It's got an eerie likeness to Eastern Promises (assuming some of you have watched it). Takes you into the world of a young boy growing up in an exiled land of underworld gangs, honour, family, and significance of tattoos.
Didn't start this yet:
On the Spartacus Road by Peter Strothard
Tales about the gladiator era, the trials and tribulations of war, politics and interesting memoirs from the soldiers in the regiments.