Black Knight in Red Square
The Moscow Film Festival may lack Cannes’ boats, bikinis, and gentle breezes, but it has nevertheless attracted scores of international movie folks. For some, the festival represents Moscow’s re-emergence as a world-class city. But for a gang of zealots headed by a beautiful brunette, the festival represents a target, and they have been attacking the “film people” with frightening efficiency. Desperate to avoid embarrassment, the Kremlin is trying to cover up the killings. And desperate to stop the killers, the KGB has put Inspector Rostnikov on the case. With his Jewish wife and his suspect taste for American crime novels, Rostnikov is hardly the KGB’s favorite cop. But he’s their best hope to catch the woman with brown hair, complicated motives, and a really big bomb.
"Suspense of the very best sort"—Washington Post
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park
2007 • Fiction/Mystery • 242 pages • ISBN: 9781933397580