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A Fast Paced Espionage Thriller for Alan Furst Fans Set In Post-Cold War Poland.

It is 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, and the communist era has just ended. A series of grisly murders suddenly becomes an international case when it's feared that the victims may have been couriers smuggling nuclear material out of the defunct Soviet Union. The FBI sends an agent to help with the inv
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2019 by Arcade
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Jeffrey Keeten
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, poland, spies
”He’d walked enough of Warsaw’s gray streets and grim underground passages, glancing at the faces of passersby--each a map of a wounded country--and wondered if what he considered his rebelliousness, bred in America’s suburban comfort, could have survived what they had endured. Or would he have resigned himself to the half-empty glass of their existence?”

FBI Agent James ‘Jay’ Porter has been dispatched to Warsaw, Poland, to find out why dead men keep appearing on the river bank, each with the kn
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Timothy Smith
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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"When three unidentified bodies with mutilated faces turn up on the banks of the Vistula River in 1992 Warsaw, the police initially assume that they are dealing with a serial killer in this solid thriller from Smith (A Vision of Angels). Later, they determine that the victims are Russian and carry traces of radioactivity. The possibility of smuggled Soviet-era nuclear materials raises its head. FBI agent Jay Porter, who has family connections to the Manhattan Project, join
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C.J. Rodgers
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to start my review by saying how refreshing it was to read this novel. Everything about this novel was thrilling and exciting to read. I enjoyed the attention to detail regarding the Polish native tongue, to the post-cold war changes that the country experienced. I think my favorite character was the doctor for sure and a good second was Kurt. I read this book in less than a day, that's how good it was! I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good mystery thriller with characte ...more
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Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian Chiefs and Indian tailors: he’s hung with them al ...more