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Child 44

Child 44

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.
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Genre: Mystery & Thriller / Fiction / Thrillers / Historical

On Sale: December 13th 2011

Price: $16 / $21 (CAD)

Page Count: 480

ISBN-13: 9780446572767

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"Sensational...crackling...Smith's prose is propulsive...his real genius is his careful elaborate mystery."—Entertainment Weekly
"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
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