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Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, is an often bleak outline of post war Russia, a totalitarian state where there is no crime; for it to exist would mean an ineffective military and secret service, which under Stalin's rule is just not acceptable. Families live in fear that the wrong word ... Read review

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Paperback. Pub Date :2013-01-22 Pages: 544 Language: English Publisher: Grand Central ... more

Publishing THREE DECADES.TWO MURDERS.ONE
CONSPIRACY.WHO IS AGENT 6Tom Rob Smiths debut.
Child 44. was an immediate publishing sensation
and marked the arrival of a major new talent in
contemporary fiction. Named one of top 100
thrillers of all time by NPR. it hit bestseller
lists around the world. won the CWA Ian Fleming
Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for
Best First Novel. and was longlisted for the Man
Booker Prize.In this spellbinding new novel. Tom
Rob Smith probes the tenuous border between love
and obsession as Leo Demidov struggles to untangle
the threads of a devastating conspiracy that
shatters everything he holds dear. Deftly
capturing the claustrophobic intensity of the Cold
War-era Soviet Union. its at once a heart-pounding
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Child 44 (unabridged audio book) - Tom Rob Smith

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MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is ... more

told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of
a young boy because he is told to, because he
believes the Party stance that there can be no
murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect
soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence
that everything he does serves a great good is
shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be
innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told
to arrest his own wife. Leo understands how the
State works: Trust and check, but check
particularly on those we trust. He faces a stark
choice: his wife or his life. And still the
killings of children continue...

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A sickening crime in a crime-free 50s Russia?

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"Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, is an often bleak outline of post war Russia, a totalitarian state where there is no crime; for it to exist would mean an ineffective military and secret service, which under Stalin's rule is just not acceptable. Families live in fear that the wrong word here or there would see the rest of their lives shortened considerably and spent in horrific conditions, sympathy non-existent. Leo Demidov is a high ranking ..." Read review
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MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest.

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Title Child 44
Author Tom Rob Smith
All Authors Tom Rob Smith
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 1847371264
EAN 9781847371263

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