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Written on: 05/04/2009 by holden08 (1 review written)
Child 44 grabs you on page one and doesn't stop. Inherant in the subject matter, Russia and its paranoid state, it immediately then reminds me of Solzhenitsyn's 'Cancer Ward'. And this automatically brings its own twists and turns which are so believable and realistic you then start to pity the Russian people. This book is quite unique, very believable and utterly charming as well as being hard, vicious and shocking… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/04/2008 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
Tom Rob Smith
Grand Central, Apr 2008, $24.99
Following the great victory over the war, war hero Leo Stepanovich Demidov becomes a member of the state security MGB that insures there is no crime for citizens to be frightened of; ironically it is the MGB that frightens citizens. In 1953, his meteoric rise continues though he knows any political enemy could do him in.
In Moscow, he is removed from a high profile case to investigate the death of a child. Outraged by… Read Full Review
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