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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||MAT (Text)||33500013097670||New||Checked out||11/22/2019|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||MAT (Text)||33500013097696||New||Checked out||11/20/2019|
|Moorhead Public Library||MAT (Text)||33500013097688||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780385543415 (eBook)
- ISBN: 0385543409
- ISBN: 9780385543408
305 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
|Formatted Contents Note:||The city that doesn't exist -- Burned and blinded -- Scoured, melted and blown away -- I am become death.|
|Summary, etc.:||"A chilling and cinematic thriller set in 1961 in one of the most secretive locations in Soviet history. Ten days before the test of largest nuclear device in history--the Tsar Bomba--a KGB officer must investigate the murder of one of the architects of the bomb, and unravel a conspiracy that could set the world on fire"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
*Starred Review* Beginning with The Day of the Jackal (1971), Frederick Forsyth, investigative journalist, ace RAF pilot, and sometime spy, helped redefine the modern thriller and set the standard for lightning-pace action, supercool characters, and authentic details, no doubt culled from his personal experiences. His endorsement of fellow journalist Matthews' totally immersive debut for its "fearsome authenticity" raises the reader's expectations, and Matthews delivers. To call the novel chilling is an understatement. It's set in 1961, in the depths of the Cold War, in the brutal winter of a remote Russian top-secret research city, with scientists working on a bomb that, ironically, could set the world's atmosphere on fire. KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin arrives to investigate the murder of one of the key men working on the project, on the orders of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. If you think you already know about the Soviet drive for world dominance via nuclear supremacy and the extent to which it was enforced by brutality, secrets, and surveillance but foiled by ideological conflict and a corrupt Politburo, think again. This city, which did exist, although not to be found on any map, and the RDS-220 device . . . well, let Matthews tell you the story. Forsyth claims his wife told him to quit writing because he was too old to travel to dangerous places. Fortunately, there are brilliant new, informed tellers of tales following in his wake. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Owen Matthews reported on conflicts in Bosnia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Ukraine and was Newsweek Magazine's Bureau Chief in Moscow from 2006-2016. He is the author of several nonfiction books including Stalin's Children, Glorious Misadventures and An Impeccable Spy.
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