Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (review)

Imagine a serial killer operating in a society that has zero crime.  How do you investigate crimes that the government claims do not occur?  In Soviet Russia, the State would not admit the existence of such heinous crimes because that would show a fault within the Communist party system. Probing into evidence of murder would be a crime in itself. Smith relates the tale of Leo, a MGB agent who searches for a serial killer of the worst kind.  A child killer.  He must work quickly as another agent seeks to silence Leo.  This action packed story is full of twists and harrowing adventure.  Even the identity of Leo and his wife leave the reader guessing.  This is a breathtaking suspense novel of the best kind.

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