Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala #1)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Pekkala (#1)
bookshelves: published-2010, spring-2010, mystery-thriller, period-piece, slavic, debut Read from May 10 to 15, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Read by Paul MichaelUnabridged - 9 hours, 4 minutes - 8 partsblurb - This riveting suspense debut introduces both a stellar new voice and a remarkable detectiv...
While it was a bit predictable, it was enjoyable. Good characters, good setting and we'll written. Can't ask for much more.
Set in post-revolutionary Russia, Eye is a well-written thriller, if a little too by-the-book in how its mystery -- centering around the deaths of the Romanovs -- unfolds. The author, under his given name of Paul Watkins, has written richer, more detailed novels that capture the feel of their perio...
Well, this book is no Gorky Park, but it's not bad. The main character, Pekkala, is a guy of substance, and in this first book in the Inspector Pekkala series his backstory is nicely established, and his strengths and vulnerabilities are highlighted. Pekkala winds up being a sympathetic character,...
Lots of needless foreshadowing killed the thrill. I truly found some decisions of the protagonist extremely unbelievable. Such as, after all the things that Stalin has done to him, he accepts the offer to work for him in the end. I don't know if his decision somehow is a long thought out vengeance p...