The Soviet Union 1956:  after Stalin's death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture.  It leaves behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent.  Stalin's successor Khrushchev pledges reform.  But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past.

Leo Demidov, former MGB officer, is facing his own turmoil.  The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the brutal murder of their parents. 

Author

Tom Rob Smith

Tom Rob Smith (born 1979) is an English writer. The son of a Swedish mother and an English father, Smith was raised in London where he lives today. After graduating from Cambridge University in 2001, he completed his studies in Italy, studying creative writing for a year. After these studies, he worked as a scriptwriter.

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Series: Leo Demidov

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2
2009
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Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Review CHILD 44 - Tom Rob Smith
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 31, 2008
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Karen Chisholm
Friday, March 28, 2008
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9781847371294
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Review THE SECRET SPEECH - Tom Rob Smith
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 1, 2010

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