EVERYONE IS GUILTY OF SOMETHING... In comtemporary Russia the old ghosts have been laid to rest, but the stench of corruption is just as strong as ever. Now a top-level Moscow investigator, dispatched to St. Petersburg, is about to discover just how deep the decadence runs--in both the corridors of power and the labyrinth of the human heart. The man from Moscow has been teamed up with Grushko, a palm-reading local detective with Elvis Presley hair. Together they embark on a investigation into the brutal murder of a famous and controversial journalist. To Grushko, an expert in the ruthlessness of the rising Russian Mafia, the killing has all the earmarks of a professional hit. But in the new Russia appearances have almost as little value as the new ruble. Soon the focus of the investigation will fall on the journalist's widow, a pinup beauty whom one detective will find impossible to trust...the other to resist.
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Review: Dead MeatUser Review - JC - Goodreads
Totally enjoyed this one, I saw it was rated a little low on goodreads but I think that may have been because it didn't follow the classic movie-like plot. No shootouts and narrow escapes, just great atmosphere on cops is Russia in the 90's. Need to get some more Kerr going over here Read full review
Review: Dead MeatUser Review - Zhengc - Goodreads
Unlike 2 other Philip Kerr books I read which were about Nazi Germany, this one's background is at Soviet Union in 1993. To me, the detection process shown in the book is not extraordinary, the most ... Read full review