The Secret Speech
The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin's death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. It leaves behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. Stalin's successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget... show more
The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin's death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. It leaves behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. Stalin's successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past.
Leo Demidov, former MGB officer, is facing his own turmoil. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the brutal murder of their parents. They are not alone. Leo, Raisa and their family are in grave danger from someone with a grudge against Leo. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance. Leo's desperate, personal mission to save his family will take him from the harsh Siberian Gulags, to the depths of the criminal underworld, to the centre of the Hungarian uprising - and into a hell where redemption is as brittle as glass.
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 453
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Leo Demidov (#2)
The story continued on where Child 44 left off. Leo has a family now and is working on murder cases as the head of an investigation unit. Leo is still struggling as a new man. The story continue to see how other people see him, as one cannot really tell he has changed on the inside. I like the w...
SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! 31/7 - Even more of a page turner than Child 44! I loved this, so much so that I stayed up till 2 am two nights in a row feverishly reading, unable to stop turning the pages until I fell asleep with the book in my hands.I had forgotten how irritating and o...
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(opinia z marca 2013) Przeczytałem właśnie Tajny referat, w której po raz kolejny bohaterem jest Lew Demidow. Po dramatycznej końcówce poprzedniej książki, Lew zostaje szefem moskiewskiego wydziału zabójstw, formacji odpolitycznionej, niezależnej od KGB i milicji. To oczywiste, że pewnym osobom się ...