Excellent character development, also the dark shadow of the political dimension is beautifully illustrated. I cared about the main character, Detective Korliov, but (and to my shame) became somewhat confused by the plot ending..not helped by the large number of similar sounding patronymics. But don't be put off. This is a good read (listen).
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Captain Korolev is back and this time he is sent to Ukraine to investigate the death of an influential person's lady friend. The case turns out to be a lot more complex than originally expected and it's up to Korolev to untangle the complicated situation. He is working with a great team he can trust to help him solve the sensitive case. I really enjoyed reading about the low-tech investigative work and learning what forensic science was available in the late 1930s. The descriptions of locations and personalities, the importance of political correctness and anti-religion made this book a very interesting read. I will definitely check out the next book in the series.