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It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia.
The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world.
"The Bridge of Sighs" launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a 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.
Title: The Bridge of Sighs
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2003
ISBN Number: 0312302452
ISBN Number 13: 9780312302450
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000416
Description: 278pp. 8vo. Signed by author on full title page. Author's first novel and an Edgar finalist for best first mystery. "The Tourist" arrived March 2009, and is a super page-turner. "The Nearest Exit" with Milo Weaver follows "The Tourist" May 2010. And "An American Spy" comes out March 2012. Brodart protected.