Moskva is a brilliantly written, chilling and sophisticated début serial killer thriller set in Cold War Moscow. Makes Kolymsky Heights look like a walk in Gorky Park.
Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin: frozen solid - like marble to the touch - and missing the little finger from his right hand.
A week later Alex Marston, the headstrong 15-year-old daughter of the British ambassador, disappears. Army intelligence officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It's a shot at redemption. But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets.
As Fox's investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own, so his fears grow, with those of the girl's father, for Alex's safety. And if Fox can't find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tightly to that of his country's terrible past....
"A first-rate thriller - Moskva grips from the very first page. Heartily recommended." (William Ryan, author of The Twelfth Department) < br />"A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist." (Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men)
'"Hard to know what to praise first here: the operatic sweep of this mesmerising novel; the surefooted orchestration of tension; or the vividly realised sense of time and place; all of these factors mark Jack Grimwood's Moskva out as something special in the arena of international thrillers." (Barry Forshaw, author of Brit Noir)
"Grimwood is a damned fine writer." ( Independent)
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By Steph H on 23-02-17
I enjoyed listening to this book, I liked the writing, turn of phrase and the narration. However I think that I would've perhaps got more out of it and understood it better in written form. I found the jumps between time periods confusing at times Also when people were refered to by either their first name or surname or title I found that confusing.
I generally enjoy a political/crime thriller however I did find this somewhat disjointed, again that could be the format rather than the writing.
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