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Child 44 (The Child 44 Trilogy Book 1) by [Smith, Tom Rob]
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Child 44 (The Child 44 Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 471 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Starred Review. Dennis Boutsikaris expertly conveys the fear and paranoia that permeates Smith's outstanding debut novel of murder in 1950s Stalinist Russia. Leo Demidov, decorated hero of WWII and an officer in Moscow's MGB (a forerunner of the KGB), refuses to denounce his wife as an enemy spy. He is subsequently demoted, disgraced and dispatched, along with his wife, to a backwater factory. A brutal murder with the same characteristics as one Leo was once forced to cover up convinces him that a serial killer is stalking Russian children. Using Russian accents to their full advantage, Boutsikaris infuses his characters' dialogue with a deep sense of downtrodden melancholia. His staid, deliberate reading captures the soul-numbing oppressiveness of life under a totalitarian regime, as well as one man's desperate fight against it in order to do what's right. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 3). (May)
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"Sensational...crackling...Smith's prose is propulsive...his real genius is his careful potting...an elaborate mystery."―Entertainment Weekly

"One of the rare pleasures of the book-reviewing trade is first hearing all sorts of advance hype about a novel and then finding out that every word was true."―Chicago Tribune

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2334 KB
  • Print Length: 471 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 29 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0011UJMK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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