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The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs
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In this auspicious literary crime debut, an inexperienced homicide detective struggles amid the lawlessness of a post-WWII Eastern European city. Its August, 1948, three years after the Russians liberated this small nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capitals rubble-...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312326012
  • ISBN-10: 0312326017
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Media: Paperback
  • Quantity Available: 5
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In this auspicious literary crime debut, an inexperienced homicide detective struggles amid the lawlessness of a post-WWII Eastern European city. Its August, 1948, three years after the Russians liberated this small nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capitals rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod, an eager young man who spent the war working on a fishing boat in Finland, finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the Peoples Militia. The victim in Emils first case is a state songwriter, but the evidence seems to point toward a political motive. He would like to investigate further, but even in his naivete, he realizes that the police academy never prepared him for this peculiar post-war environment, in which his colleagues are suspicious or silent, where lawlessness and corruption are the rules of the city, and in which hes still expected to investigate a murder. He is truly on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a dynamic cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780312326012
  • ISBN-10 : 0312326017
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 278
  • Status : 5 on hand
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