Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Holy Thief by William Bryan

4 stars
R- 1

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.

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