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When a former Russian advisor stands accused of murdering a female citizen in Cuba, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to the former Soviet Unions one-time ally on a criminal investigation-cum-diplomatic mission. With a watchful KGB agent on his tail Rostnikov must grapple with his cunning Cuban counterpart as well as a perplexing murder scenario, to save face for his mother country.

Back in Russia a spate of grisly sexual-mutilation murders announces the return of a notorious serial killer to the streets of Moscow. Relentless, obsessive Inspector Emil Karpo - "the Vampire" - leads the manhunt for the person whose mundane appearance hides the tormented, predatory soul of madman.

With little more than their principles and theft shaken patriotism to guide them, Rostnikov and his driven detectives struggle to uphold the law -- even as the entire globe rumbles with change....

©1995 Stuart M. Kaminsky (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Kaminski does it again

The only flaw is mispronunciation of some of the Russian words, as usual, nicely crafted. Also as usual, he jumps with two ropes, managing to have two major story lines and does it wonderfully well

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  • 02-09-14

Porfiry Rostnikov novels make me smile

I thought this was one of the best in the Porfiry Rostnikov series. I especially liked..... Well that would be a spoiler wouldn't it. Great story atmospherically read. Thanks again

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