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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,816 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Rob Smith Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1956. Three years ago, Leo Demidov moved on from his career as a member of the state security force. As an MGB officer, Leo had been responsible for untold numbers of arrests and interrogations. But as a reward for his heroic service in stopping a killer who had terrorized citizens throughout the country, Leo was granted the authority to establish and run a homicide department in Moscow.

Now, he strives to see justice done on behalf of murder victims in the Soviet capital, while at the same time working to build a life with his wife Raisa and their adopted daughters, Zoya and Elena.

Leo's past, however, can not be left behind so easily, and the legacy of his former career - the friends and families of those he had arrested as a state security officer - continues to hound him. Now, a new string of murders in the capital threaten to bring Leo's past crashing into the present, shattering the fragile foundations of his new life in Moscow, and putting his daughter Zoya's life at risk.

Faced with a threat to his family, Leo is launched on a desperate, personal mission that will take him to the harsh Siberian Gulags, to the depths of the hidden criminal underworld, and into the heart of Budapest and the Hungarian uprising. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/16/2014

    " Disappointing. Yes, I gulped it down in less than a day and was riveted by the action, but the story was not nearly as fascinating as Child 44. It was more of an action thriller, and while questions of individual and collective guilt and redemption were raised, the book lacked the emotions and psychology that made the first book great. If you want a great Soviet era thriller, have at it. If you're looking for one of the best read of the year, keep looking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alke | 2/1/2014

    " Quite scary dark novel - very realistic though in it's description of the dark places in the human soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gaile Wakeman | 1/31/2014

    " Didn't love this one--a mish mash of cold war material and extreme characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mary Piette | 1/23/2014

    " The second in the Leo Demidov/Soviet Union series disappointed. I liked the first one, "Child 44", but found this one preposterous. I don't think I'll even attempt the third and final one, "Agent 6," based on reviews that make it sound worse than this one.... "

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