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Eye of the Red Tsar
by Sam Eastland | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingBookgeowing of Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 2/20/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBookgeowing from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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A paperback by Faber and Faber, 2010, 322 pages.

Synopsis:

"It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted.

Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead. But a reprieve comes when he is summoned by Stalin himself to investigate a crime. His mission - to uncover the men who really killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar's treasure. The reward for success will be his freedom and the chance to re-unite with a woman he would have married if the Revolution had not torn them apart. The price of failure - death.

Set against the backdrop of the paranoid and brutal country that Russia became under the rule of Stalin, Eye of the Red Tsar introduces a compelling new figure to readers of crime fiction.”

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This book reminded me of Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44, partly set on the same time frame and discussing the same complex and harsh Soviet regime. Well-paced and interesting plot, quite bloody but not having violence at the center of the stage. Perhaps it would be worth to find more novels by Eastland. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingBookgeowing at to fulfill a wish, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Wislist reading for our meet-up visitor Annelis! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Thank you very much for the wishlist book, Bookgeo! It was nice to meet again! 


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