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Death of a dissident: an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery

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Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov has a lot on his plate. His superiors in the Moscow police force are suspicious of his Jewish wife, the black-market copies of his beloved Ed McBain ?87th Precinct? novels are getting tough to find, and his dreams of becoming a competitive weight-lifter are receding at a rapid clip. And then there's the famous dissident who's been murdered right before his trial'a trial intended to showcase the wonders of the Soviet judicial system. Rostnikov is charged with finding the killer, but the arrest had better be politically convenient, acceptable to the KGB. And things only get trickier when the killer strikes again, displaying a fondness for weapons'a hammer, a sickle, a vodka bottle'with a particularly Russian resonance. Clearly, he's making a statement, but what exactly is he saying? And can Rostnikov stop him before he says it again?
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display_description On the eve of a show trial, a Soviet dissident is stabbed through the heart On a frigid night in silent Moscow, Aleksander Granovsky paces the floor of his government flat. He has dedicated his life to exposing the brutality of the Russian penal system, and in two days he will be tried for the crime of smuggling essays to the West. Granovsky is drafting a speech to deliver in court when an assassin appears and pierces his heart with the point of a rusty sickle. The case falls in the lap of Porfiry Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector whose three decades on the force have made him an expert in navigating the labyrinths of the Soviet bureaucracy. But it will take every ounce of Rostnikov's skill to find the killer and survive the investigation, as every question he asks takes him closer to the heart of the KGB.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Moscow (Russia) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Police -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Fiction, Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display Death of a dissident
title_full Death of a dissident / Stuart Kaminsky, Death of a dissident : an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_short Death of a dissident
title_sub an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery
topic_facet Electronic books, Police, Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character)