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Author Name:    SMITH, Tom Rob

Title:   Child 44. Signed first printing

Publisher:    Simon & Schuster, London , 2008, ISBN:9781847371263 

Seller ID:   95568

SMITH, Tom Rob. Child 44. London : Simon & Schuster, (2008). First Printing. Pp (6),1-473,(1). Endpaper Maps. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.“When fear silences a nation, one man must speak the truth. The Soviet Uni on, 1953. Stalin's iron grip is at its tightest, enforced by the Ministry of State Security - a secret police force whose brutality is no secret at all. Under its regime, people are commanded to believe that crime simply doesnot exist. But when the body of a young boy is discovered on train tracks in Moscow, Officer Leo Demidov - a war hero, utterly dedicated to the Ministry - is surprised to hear that the boy's family is convinced it was murder. Leo's superiors order him to ignore this and he is obliged to obey. But something in him knows there is more. Sensing his doubts, the Ministry threatens Leo, giving him no choice but to turn his back on his once-beloved Party. Disgraced, exiled with his wife Raisa to a town deep in the Ural Mountains, Leo realises that the crime he helped cover up in the capital has happened here too. The murder of another child. Risking everything, Leo and Raisa will pursue a horrifying killer - even if doing so makes them enemies ofthe State... " Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscripti on by the author. 36.50


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