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Friday, July 1, 2011

THE HOLY THIEF by William Ryan

In a deconsecrated church in Moscow, 1936, a young woman is found dead. Captain Alexei Korolev is asked to investigate and discovers the victim to be an American citizen. When Stalin’s NKVD becomes involved, every step is under close scrutiny, and one false move could mean exile to the frozen camps of the far north.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You could tell this was a first time author as some of the description and dialogue was a bit off center and out of place--at one point he refered to the Russian detective as a "gumshoe" and I thought he was confused with the streets of NY or San Fran.

However, the story was compelling, the characters believable, and the plot line flowed so that I did't want to set it down, although some lines were inadequately flushed out.

Overall, a fun, fast, and enjoyable read.