From Eileen Effrat
author: Ryan, William
It is 1936 Moscow and Stalin is now firmly in control. The political purges and Reign of Terror have just begun. Captain Alexei Korolev, an honest ,resourceful, and hard working criminal investigator, is assigned to investigate the grisly murder of a young woman. The situation turns decidedly treacherous, when the woman is identified as an American. As the dreaded NKVD become involved, Korolov’s every step is under “state” scrutiny. One false move and Korolov can find himself in Stalin’s gulag. Committed to uncovering the truth, he finds his life threatened.
This is an historical thriller with a strong main character and an authentic setting. If you like reading the novels of Martin Cruz Smith or Tom Rob Smith, this should not be missed.