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Publisher Description

The thrilling New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the major motion picture starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace

In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.


Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2008
April 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

UnknownHim ,

Child 44

I have the actual book in hardcover. This is a great book. Amazing. Nothing else can describe this glorious thriller.

David61 ,

Exceptional

Mesmerizing. Smith takes the reader to a place and time - post-stalinist Russia - and makes it seem so vivid that I felt I had lived there.

IronDrive ,

Very Well Done

First and foremost, the story works. It moves along at a good pace, and I found myself wanting more at the end of each chapter (a good thing!) There's enough description to get a good feel for the environments and characters, but not too much which gets distracting and tiresome.

So...strong plot, well-developed characters, good pacing, and a good ending.

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