A high government official is shot on the street, and the hunt for the killer begins. The search leads all over the world, netting a series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence - at least of this crime. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev, the best novel about the Stalinist purges, is also a classic tale of risk and adventure that stands beside For Whom the Bell Tolls. It is a masterpiece, now available again after 30 years.
"Look behind stage at Russian "Trial""
Agent D, a revolutionary who has broken with the Communist Party and expects retribution at any moment, flees through the streets of prewar Paris, haunted by the ghosts of his past and his fears for the future. Part two finds D's friend, and fellow revolutionary, Daria caught up in the defense of a besieged Leningrad. The third part is set in Germany; on a dangerous assignment behind the lines, Daria finds herself in a city destroyed by both Allied bombing and Nazism. The novel closes in Mexico, where D and Daria are reunited.