Eye of the Red Tsar

From Eileen Effrat
author: Eastland, Samuel
 Eye of the Red Tsar
Inspector Pekkala,   the Emerald Eye, was Tsar Nicholas’ most trusted detective—-“a man who could not be corrupted into surrendering his sense of right and wrong.”  Now ten years later, Pekkala is imprisoned in the gulag of Siberia.  Circumstances are now going to change.  The “new Tsar Stalin” has need of his extraordinary detecting abilities and his intimate knowledge of the Imperial family.  His mission is to uncover the men who killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar’s treasure. If he succeeds –freedom.  If he fails—death. The novel cleverly alternates between Pekkala’s past, and the paranoid and  brutal Stalin era.