Child 44

Child 44

by Tom Rob Smith

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Overview

In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.

Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446572767
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Series: Child 44 Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 135,514
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

International #1 bestselling author Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His novels in the Child 44 trilogy were New York Times bestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Hometown:

London, England

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1979

Place of Birth:

London, England

Education:

St. John's College, Cambridge, 2001

What People are Saying About This

Nelson DeMille

This is a truly remarkable debut novel. CHILD 44 is a rare blend of great insight, excellent writing, and a refreshingly original story. Favorable comparisons to Gorky Park are inevitable, but CHILD 44 is in a class of its own.

Scott Turow

CHILD 44 is a remarkable debut novel-inventive, edgy, and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the last.

Robert Towne

Achingly suspenseful, full of feeling and of the twists and turns that one expects from le Carré at his best, CHILD 44 is a tale as fierce as any Russian wolf. It grabs you by the throat and never lets you go.

Lee Child

An amazing debut—rich, different, fully-formed, mature...and thrilling.

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