Child 44 (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 29, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

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.
  

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Review: Child 44 (Leo Demidov #1)

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For decades no one had taken action according to what they believed was right or wrong but by what they thought would please the leader. I thought this book was riveting. I couldn't believe it was Tom ... Read full review

Review: Child 44 (Leo Demidov #1)

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

The culture and history of Stalin-ist Russia enticed me to read this book and they were what kept me reading in spite of a gruesome first chapter and other instances of torture and brutality. The ... Read full review

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Contents

UKRAINE VILLAGE OF CHERVOY
MOSCOW
THIRTY KILOMETERS NORTH OF MOSCOW
FEBRUARY
SAME
FEBRUARY
MOSCOW
EIGHT HUNDRED KILOMETERS EAST OF MOSCOW
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About the author (2008)

Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His novels in the Child 44 trilogy were New York Times bestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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