The Small Boat of Great Sorrows

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 2004 - Fiction - 584 pages
18 Reviews
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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Review: The Small Boat of Great Sorrows (Vlado Petric #2)

User Review  - Mike Zickar - Goodreads

Always good to read about former Yugoslavia; this book was great for about the first 2-3rd, and then I felt like the final 3rd just sort of made it through the finish line. Fesperman is an engaging writer who has a real sense for these spy/mystery thrillers. . . Read full review

Review: The Small Boat of Great Sorrows (Vlado Petric #2)

User Review  - Jemera Rone - Goodreads

The enterprising Sarajevo detective is summoned from day labor in Berlin to work for the International Criminal Court which wishes to use him to bait a Serban war criminal. After mamy conflicting relevations about his long-dead father, he strikes gold. Read full review


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About the author (2004)

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 Guant?namo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

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