Red Winter

Red Winter

Book - 2014 | First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
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1920, central Russia. The Red Terror tightens its hold. Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons. But he finds the village silent and empty. The men have been massacred in the forest. The women and children have disappeared.In this remote, rural Russian community the folk tales that mothers tell their children by candlelight take on powerful significance, and the terrifying legend of Koschei, The Deathless One, begins to feel very real. Kolya sets out on a journey through dense, haunting forests and across vast plains against the bitter winter, in the desperate hope he will find his wife and two boys--and find them alive. But there are very dark things in Kolya's past. And, as he strives to find his family, there's someone--or something--following his trail . . .
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014, c2013
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781605986098
Branch Call Number: FIC Smit
Characteristics: 403 p


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Mar 02, 2016

it is outsdanding

19coco55 Jan 25, 2015

is much along the lines of "the child thief", but it does not matter.
Mr. Smith writes such interesting and thoughtful period pieces with intrique and suspense that you are held in a state of wanting to go to the end of the book to find out the ending.
some people might find him a little slow off the mark but stay with it, you'll find you can't put the book down.

athompson10 Jan 17, 2015

Tight, taut suspense, set against the background of a disintegrated, nihilistic Russia as the Communists tried to solidify their hold. Well-drawn characters and a good story too.

Nov 24, 2014

I enjoyed this book - maybe not as much as his first book ' the child thief.' but read it in a couple of days which attests to its interest. Certainly worth the time.

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