An unscrupulous cab driver. The killer's own frightened wife. Most troublesome of all, an outspoken dissident, watched closely by the KGB, whose trial had been set for the very next day.
A heavy iron-headed hammer. A rusty, antiquated sickle. And a broken vodka bottle.
Tkach, who seduces suspects into confessing with his apparent innocence. Karpo, a bit of a Tartar, a bit of a vampire, a stolid saint of the Soviet faith. And Rostnikov, their leader, who almost wishes the investigation won't turn out to be too simple. Before the case is over, Rostnikov will remember that wish and regret it.
©1990 Stuart M. Kaminsky (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Although I love the written series, the narration of this recorded book is painful. John McLain's characters have a host of accents. Most of the minor characters speak with Russian accents. The main characters speak with American accents.
The final insult is the pronunciation of Sasha Tkach's name as "Catch".
I am trying to listen to the end, but may not suceed.
History, historical fiction and mysteries are my faves, but a fan of all genres.
Mostly slow and plodding, characters not really developed, started as a good idea but somewhere along the way author seems to have lost the plot...so to speak.
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