Through a series of flashbacks, Sam Eastland layers on the suspense in this historical thriller. It's a first-rate yarn read by a first-rate narrator..Show More », Paul Michael.
The author has a researcher's keen eye for historical detail and he uses that detail to paint background pictures of two worlds -- life in the orbit of the Czar before the revolution and the less-than-idealistic reality of the already stumbling Soviet state.
Each time I thought I had the plot figured out, there was another twist that propelled the book forward.
Well worth the investment of time. With luck, we'll hear from the Emerald Eye again.
I am a huge fan of this series and can't wait for the next book (The fourth book in the series - The Red Moth) to be released in audio. This book, Sh..Show More »adow Pass is the second in the series
It has already been published in print, Kindle and eBook formats, but audio is still in the works (HOPEFULLY).
I enjoyed the first Inspector Pekkala book, The Eye of the Red Tsar, and was anxiously anticipating this book. I was very much pleased with the outcome.
This book take Pekkala on a new mission with some of the same characters and also tells us a little more about the history of Pekkala. Like the entire series, the main theme or story revolves around actual history told through the eyes of a fictional character, Pekkala.
The narrator Paul Michael likewise does a fantastic job and I would happily choose another book given he is the narrator.
Overall HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I would definitely recommend taking them in order.