Child 44 (The Child 44 Trilogy)
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.... show more
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.
Publish date: December 13th 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Leo Demidov (#1)
Leo's awakening. In the beginning of the book, Leo is a strong, effective state agent. Then things happened that begin to shake his faith of the state, or the state methodology. He was an agent of the state that caught citizens who were accused of subversion. Yet, these people who are caught ar...
How do you take a story of Chikatillo and make it somehow the government's fault? Why take the serial crimes happening in 1978-1990s and place these in 1960s? A get all about the artistic licence. And I'm no fan of USSR as well. But I'm no fan of blatant misrepresentation of widely-known facts. You ...
In Russia serial killer not Russian.Child 44 follows MGP - Russian police- security officer Leo Demidov. Leo tows the party line until circumstances force him to accept that crime does actually does exist in the Soviet Union. Leo is the only person interested in bringing a prolific serial killer to ...
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5/7 - Reading this book is making me HATE a country (I'm not sure if that's the right word, maybe it should be state), the Soviet Union to be exact. Of course the Soviet Union no longer exists and I believe life is better in Russia and the other countries that made up the USSR. But for me the feelin...
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