Siberian Red

Siberian Red
Sam Eastland
Reviewed by Jackie King
Faber & Faber
Thu, 02/02/2012
9780571260676
£12.99

Siberia,1939: troubled by the murder of an informant imprisoned in a Gulag, Stalin sends his best investigator, Pekkala to uncover the truth.

Pekkala spent many years in the Gulag himself after the death of the Tsar, and his time there returns to haunt him as he disguises himself as an inmate. Why should Stalin be so concerned about a single murder? What happened to the Tsar’s gold (the object of Stalin’s obsession) sent into safe keeping before his capture?

Slowly the truth is uncovered leading to a dramatic chase across the frozen taiga. Rooted in the true events around the battle for Russia in 1919, Siberian Red, the third Inspector Pekkala book, is both well written and highly entertaining.  

 
 
 

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