Child 44

By Tom Rob Smith (Trade Paperback, 2011)
In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.

Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446572767

    • On Sale Date: 12/13/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Audiobook, Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.

Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist.

Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His first novel, Child 44, was a New York Times bestseller and an international publishing sensation. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. You can visit Tom's website at www.TomRobSmith.com and follow @tomrobsmith on Twitter.

  • Child 44

  • "Tightly woven...ingeniously plotted...a high-voltage story." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times).

  • "Sensational...crackling...Smith's prose is propulsive...his real genius is his careful potting...an elaborate mystery." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "One of the summer's hottest thrill rides." (USA Today).

  • "One of the rare pleasures of the book-reviewing trade is first hearing all sorts of advance hype about a novel and then finding out that every word was true." (Chicago Tribune).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Child 44
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 480
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446572767
  • On Sale Date: 12/13/2011
Child 44