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In this riveting sci-fi thriller, a brave man living in a Soviet police state must go on the run. After discovering that his country is whitewashing the crimes of a serial killer, state security officer Leo Demidov takes a strand against the government and soon finds himself and his family in peril.
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.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Mystery + Crime, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Politics, Action + Thrillers
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Street Date: December 13, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0260
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