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Rough Beast: An Ivan Duvakin Novel (Ivan Kuvakin Mystery #3)

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Hardcover, 243 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Scribner Book Company (first published 1992)
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Aug 20, 2013 Betty rated it really liked it
Shelves: russia, crime
The first in this short series, The Hunt for Red October, was nominated for an Edgar for best first mystery. Rough Beast is the third (and I believe the last) featuring Ivan Duvakin. This one is set after the break up of the USSR and is set in Kazakhstan. Olcott was a professor of Russian studies who renders this novel (published in 1992) a believable, though grim, view of this SSR. Reading this twenty years later, I reflected on the current events in the former SSRs and Russia, particularly the ...more
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Aka Toni Brill (joint pseudonym with wife Martha Brill Olcott)

Prior to becoming Officer in Residence at ISD, Anthony Olcott was Director of Analytic Assessment and Academic Outreach at the DNI's Open Source Center, in the office of Analytic Development.

He also has served as Senior Analyst in the Emerging Media Group, and as an Expert Analyst covering Russia and Central Asia. From 1984 until 2000,
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