The Small Boat of Great Sorrows

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Fiction - 584 pages
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Winner of the 2003 Crime Writer's Association Steel Dagger Award

Homicide detective Vlado Petric has escaped Sarajevo to join his wife and daughter in Berlin, and is scratching out a meager but stable existence at a construction site. So when he's recruited by Calvin Pine - an enigmatic American investigator for the war crimes tribunal at The Hague - to join a search mission back in the ruins of his homeland, he finds it hard to resist.

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User Review  - fromkin - LibraryThing

Dan Fesperman's The Small Boat of Great Sorrows intertwines the horrors of World War II and the Bosnian war in this suspenseful novel of treachery in wartime and its aftermath. Vlado Petric is an ... Read full review

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Gathering dust on my bookshelf for about three years, I finally turned to this novel wondering if it would match Le Carre, as the blurbs seemed to infer. And it was good, but more in the style of a ... Read full review


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Dan Fesperman s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers Association of Britain s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantanamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

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