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Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in the Soviet Union in 1953, Tom Rob Smith's debut novel is both a thriller and a harrowing portrayal of the terror inflicted upon people by their own governments. An officer of the Ministry of State Security risks everything - even becoming an enemy of the state - to find a killer.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Rob Smith
ISBN: 9781847371263 1847371264 1847371272 9781847371270
OCLC Number: 181069445
Awards: Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Waterstone's New Writer of the Year 2009
Winner of CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2008
Short-listed for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009
Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009
Short-listed for The South Bank Show Awards: Literature 2009
Short-listed for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2008
Short-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008
Description: 473 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tom Rob Smith.

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MGB Officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the  Read more...

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"'An amazing debut - rich, different, fully-formed, mature... and thrilling' Lee Child 'Child 44 is a remarkable debut novel - inventive, edgy and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the Read more...

 
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