Murder and mayhem in Moscow!
An interesting mystery/suspense set in 1936, this story follows Korolev, a detective, as he tries to solve a series of horrific murders amid the fears of purges and coming war.
At first I had a hard time with the character of Korolev-- he seems to contradict himself. But you know what? It works. Life was full of contradictions for those striving to be loyal to a government who insisted that the God you believed in didn't exist. Not to mention the fine lines between guilt and innocence.
Overall, recommended. Very interesting.