Inspector Pekkala
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    Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense | Sam Eastland

    Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense

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    Shortly after midnight on July 17, 1918, the imprisoned family of Tsar Nicholas Romanov was awakened and led down to the basement of the Ipatiev house. There they were summarily executed. A decade later, one man lives in purgatory, banished to a forest on the outskirts of humanity. Pekkala was once the most trusted secret agent of the Romanovs, the right-hand man of the Tsar himself. Now he is Prisoner 4745-P. But the state needs Pekkala one last time.

    Wow What a Book

    This excellent story is absolutely a novel of suspense as the title states. A complex blend of history (based on historic events), intrigue, and myste..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2014 by Sara ()
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    Eye of the Red Tsar | Sam Eastland

    Eye of the Red Tsar

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    • By Sam Eastland
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The first in a gripping new series of detective novels set at the birth of Stalin’s Russia. It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala – known as the Emerald Eye – was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead....

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    Shadow Pass: A Novel of Suspense | Sam Eastland

    Shadow Pass: A Novel of Suspense

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    He operates in the shadows of one of history’s most notorious regimes. He seeks the truth in a nation where finding it can mean death—or worse. His name his Inspector Pekkala, and this time he’s taking on a case with implications far deadlier than anything he can imagine: a shattering revelation that was never meant to be unearthed.

    One of my Rare 5-Star Rating

    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 »

    Reviewed on November 05 2013 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
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    The Red Coffin | Sam Eastland

    The Red Coffin

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    • By Sam Eastland
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The sequel to Eye of the Red Tsar. It is 1939. Facing the secret threat of Nazi Germany, Stalin has placed his hopes on the F-34 tank, a 30-ton steel monster known as the 'Red Coffin' to those men who will soon be using it. But the design is not yet complete. And when the weapon's secretive and eccentric architect is found murdered, Stalin sends for Pekkala, his most trusted investigator. However, Pekkala is not the only one whose loyalty is divided....

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    Archive 17: A Novel of Suspense | Sam Eastland

    Archive 17: A Novel of Suspense

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    It is 1939. Russia teeters on the verge of war with Germany. It is also on the brink of bankruptcy. To preserve his regime, Stalin orders a search for the legendary missing gold of Tsar Nicholas II. For this task, he chooses Pekkala, the former investigator for the Tsar. To accomplish his mission, Pekkala will go undercover, returning to Siberia and the nightmare of his own past, where he was once a prisoner in the notorious Gulag known as Borodok. Pekkala must infiltrate a gang of convicts still loyal to the Tsar who, it is rumored, know the whereabouts of the precious gold.

    One of My Favorite Series

    I am now a huge Inspector Pekkala fan. While it's hard to beat the introductory novel, The "Eye of the Red Tsar", I found this book to be just as ent..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2013 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
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    Siberian Red | Sam Eastland

    Siberian Red

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    • By Sam Eastland
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    September 1939: The Second World War has begun. Even as the fighting rages in Poland, Stalin's long-time obsession with the missing treasure of Tsar Nicholas II is rekindled. An informant claims to know the whereabouts of the man entrusted by the Tsar with hiding his gold. As the news of the informant reaches Stalin, however, the man is knifed to death. Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner.

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    The Red Moth | Sam Eastland

    The Red Moth

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    • By Sam Eastland
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    As Hitler's forces smash into Soviet territory, a lone German scout plane is forced down. Contained in a briefcase within is a seemingly inconsequential painting of a red moth. Military Intelligence dismisses the picture as insignificant, but Stalin suspects a German plot. He summons his old adversary, Inspector Pekkala - the Finn who was Tsar Nicholas II's personal detective - to discover the real significance of this strange cargo. As the storm gathers, Pekkala and his assistant from the Bureau of Special Operations find themselves on the track of the most formidable art thieves in history.

    Love the Stalin angle in this series.

    Start with book 1 in this series. Anxiously awaiting the next one. If you love historical fiction mixed with a good mystery you should really like thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2013 by Howie (Calgary, AB, Canada)
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    The Beast in the Red Forest: Inspector Pekkala, Book 5 | Sam Eastland

    The Beast in the Red Forest: Inspector Pekkala, Book 5

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    • By Sam Eastland
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    A soldier returns from the front line of battle to report that Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant, Kirov, travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap.

    Another Good one from Easton

    The entire Inspector Pekkala series has been a good one.

    I would recommend starting from the first one, but it's not an absolute and I thin..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2016 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
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    Red Icon: Inspector Pekkala, Book 6 | Sam Eastland

    Red Icon: Inspector Pekkala, Book 6

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    • By Sam Eastland
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    In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd - a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favorite of the tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye.

    Loose the new narrator

    How can Sam switch narrators? When listening and becoming, the narrator's voice takes you there. The new guy doesn't even pronounce Inspector Pekkala'..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2016 by Joseph (United States)
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    Berlin Red: Inspector Pekkala, Book 7

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    April 1945. East of Berlin, the Red Army stands poised to unleash its final assault upon the ruined capital of Hitler's thousand-year Reich. To the north, at a lonely outpost near the Baltic Sea, German scientists perfect a guidance system for the mighty V2 rocket, which has already caused massive damage to the cities of London and Antwerp. This device, known only by the codename Diamondstream, will allow the rocket to arrive at its target with pinpoint accuracy.