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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - susan259 - LibraryThing
Brutal portrayal of Russian life during Stalin's regime. Very intriguing and well told story that leaves room for a series. I only hope the author can sustain the level of writing and story telling. It made me think about how atrocities happen all the time in the name of following orders. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing
CHILD 44, by Tom Rob Smith, is a murder mystery/thriller set in 1950’s Soviet Union that never lets up on the action. Leo Demidov becomes convinced that there is a serial killer loose in the country ... Read full review