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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Watkins, Sam Eastland Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Pekkala Series Release Date:
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Stalin’s most trusted secret agent, the legendary Inspector Pekkala, is on his deadliest mission—one that could save his country . . . or plunge it into the abyss.
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. He soon learns that the best-kept secrets are those that no one even knows exist.

In the brutal frozen fortress where his survival once made him a myth, he begins to unravel the true identity of a murdered inmate, whose own mission to Siberia has lain buried for years deep within the mysterious Archive 17, where long-lost files obscure a shocking conspiracy that could decide the future of the Soviet Union itself. As more people die around him, Pekkala must decide where his true loyalties lie, or else take his place among the dead.

With the superb research and stunning suspense that are his trademarks, Sam Eastland delivers his most powerful Pekkala novel yet—the best in a mystery series riveting readers and reviewers alike. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fan Francis | 2/16/2014

    " Coincudentally, the earlier book was about Stalin, and this one is Stalin trying to recover the Tsar'd gold. First time for me with this writer, and well written and the plot was good. The title is different, mine is Siberian Red , but the same book is Archive 17. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bryan | 2/7/2014

    " After going slightly off track with Shadow Pass, Eastland rights the Inspector Pakkala train in this, the third book. The technique of using flashbacks is still a bit distracting, but it's not overdone. The plot is plausible, although a bit of a stretch. Josef Stalin finally shows some teeth, but this time the humor is believable. After all, no person is completely one-sided. As horrific as his deeds were, he had at least a trace of humanity. Same as before, if you enjoy Russian history and stoic detectives, this is good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/4/2014

    " This is the third of Eastland's books featuring Inspectator Pekkala, The Emerald Eye. Have loved all three and looking forward to more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 1/31/2014

    " Very good!! The history and characters of early Stalin era are very good. Like the characters. "

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