Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. But Lom discovers... show more
Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head.
Publish date: 2013-03-26
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Alternate History
Surprised I liked this one as much as did. In a Russia that never was but could have been, Inspector Lom has a problem, and it is not the angel skin embedded in his head. It concerns a certain revolutionary. Rather interesting world building. Reminds ...
I picked this up because it was described a being very similar in style to China Mieville.It was - but I don't think it felt derivative at all.It was sort of like if Mieville met Martin Cruz Smith met Philip Kerr. It may sound strange, but I don't think it's a bad thing at all.Set in an alternate So...
In the wake of terrorist bombings in the capital city of Mirgorod, Inspector Vissarion Lom is sent from his small-city post to investigate. In Mirgorod, Lom finds his investigation leading to a conspiracy that may include his own bosses in the upper echelon of the secret police. However, Lom is soon...
I took this one back to the library because I am not in the mindset to read it right now. I couldn't really get a hold of the story, and the violence was getting to me a lot, as far as what I've read. I may go back to this one at a later day. For this time period, this book isn't a good match for ...
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