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5 starsSet at the end of Stalin s reign in 1953 this book was an eye opener for me I just had no clue.
Living in Russia at that time was when you lived in fear of that four a.
m arrest Are you an enemy of the state It didn t really matter if you were truly innocent, once you had been named you might as well kiss it good bye.
Leo Demidov is a former war hero who works for the MGB or state security force and had always done his job with no questioning of authority There was a joke, popular among officers, who could tell it with impunity A man and his wife were asleep in bed when they were woken by a sharp knock on the door Fearing the worst, they got up and kissed each other goodbye I love you, wife.
I love you, 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 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 Smith offers a look into the Soviet Union of 1953, a dark, desperate place in which the state had become a manifestation of Stalin s paranoia The ideological need of the state to present the communist ideal as an actualized reality impaired its ability, its willingness to address bad things when they happened, for surely, in this workers paradise, such things would never happen Things like serial killers, things like crime of any sort Thus all crime is ideological and all criminals are enemies of the state This is not a family trip to Disney World.
Tom Rob Smith image from his site Photo credit James HopkirkLeo is a member of the MGB, state security, and has spent his adult life doing what he has been told to Rating 4 of fiveThe Book Report In the Socialist Worker s Paradise that is Stalin s 1953 Russia, There Is No Crime Sorry, I know that all the caps are like having your lashes tweezed, but this is the Soviet Union we re talking about, and everything is A Slogan The proletariat is blissfully free of the Capitalist Curse Called Crime.
They reafraid of the State than they are each other With good reason There are traitors, informants, everywhere Even in your own bed, you are never safe from the danger of being outed as a bad Socialist with the least, most offhand criticism of the Paradise And death comes, whether quickly or slowly, to those whom the Cthulhu of the State Security apparatus notices.
Leo Demidov, then, shouldn t have a job as a criminal investigator In fact, he doesn t He s a well rewarded apparatchik who, in the course of interrogating his fellow c Child 44, Tom Rob SmithChild 44 published in 2008 is a thriller novel by British writer Tom Rob Smith This is the first novel in a trilogy featuring former MGB Agent Leo Demidov, who investigates a series of gruesome child murders in Joseph Stalin s Soviet Union This novel, the first in a trilogy, takes inspiration from the crimes of Andrei Chikatilo, also known as the Rostov Ripper, the Butcher of Rostov, and the Red Ripper Chikatilo was convicted of and executed for committing 52 murders in the Soviet Union, though his crimes occurred after the Stalin era In addition to highlighting the problem of Soviet era criminality in a state where there is no crime , the novel explores the paranoia of the age, the education system, the secret police apparatus, orphanages, homosexuality in the USSR, and mental hospi 4 Stars Right from the start, Tom Rob Smith introduces us to an inhumane existence of starvation and brutality under Stalin s rule You can trust no one.
no one Life is Fear Life is Torture Innocence does not matter Life is a matter of Efficiency,important than Truth.
And while living the unimaginable, there is a mysterious child killer on the loose that Security Officer, Leo Demidov is determined to stop, even after his demotion, even after mind altering drugs, even when he is on the run, and even to the detriment of his own life and family Clues lead to a place difficult to go, but where answers are found.
Great mystery filled with secrets, intrigue andthan one twist along the way.
plus a few gross out moments RecommendUpdate September 26, 2015 Watched the movie and all I can say is that I wish I would have
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