When Inspector Rostnikov arrives in the town of Arkush with Emil Karpo, the policeman nicknamed the Vampire, he finds a community stunned by the murder of the outspoken Father Merhum. But it is the priest's cryptic last words that make Rostnikov wonder if this was indeed a political assassination or a murder with a motive closer to home.
Meanwhile, Rostnikov's other associates plunge into the seedy world of Moscow night life, following the cold trail of a missing girl and the bloody tracks of a cunning killer....
©1996 Stuart M. Kaminsky (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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