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Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala #1) - Community Reviews back

by Sam Eastland
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
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...
allcomic
allcomic rated it 6 years ago
While it was a bit predictable, it was enjoyable. Good characters, good setting and we'll written. Can't ask for much more.
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it 7 years ago
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...
AmySea
AmySea rated it 7 years ago
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,...
veeral
veeral rated it 7 years ago
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...
Dee's Blog Blog
Dee's Blog Blog rated it 8 years ago
Russian history has always been an area that interested me, especially the time around the 1917 revolution and then into rise of Communism. So when I saw a book set around that time period, I was intrigued. Pekkala was once the Special Aide to the Tsar, the only one of his kind. Following the abd...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 9 years ago
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Report: Pekkala is the Tsar's most powerful subject, the only one with the power to arrest even the Tsar himself for crimes against Russia. The Revolution, naturally enough, ends that power, and Pekkala endures torture and isolation for more than a decade before Comrade ...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 9 years ago
Mysteries within mysteries. I loved the complexity of this plot. I've been having some great luck with first novels lately, and this is another excellent one. The story takes place in 1929 and presents some fresh twists on the old "what really happened to the Romanovs?" conundrum. It's meticulous...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Read by Paul MichaelUnabridged - 9 hours, 4 minutes - 8 partsblurb - This riveting suspense debut introduces both a stellar new voice and a remarkable detective, an outsider who must use his extraordinary talents to solve the one case that may redeem him.Shortly after midnight on July 17, 1918, the ...
Tweezle Reads
Tweezle Reads rated it 9 years ago
"Eye of the Red Tsar" is a terrific fictional story of the mystery of the Romanov murders. It involves a well developed main character, Inspector Pekkala, who once served and was friends with the Tsar and his family. The way his character is presented really makes the book work. He is revealed bit ...
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