[world history Books] Ebook The Red Coffin UKShadow Pass UK By Sam Eastland – Book, Kindle ePUB or DOC Online
Reviews so I will skip themIt is hard to care for the characters who all fit into a
few fairly simple cliches and lack any real depth or personality Case in point the fairly simple cliches and lack any "Real Depth Or Personality Case In Point "depth or personality Case in point character spent years in a gulag works for the man responsible for sending people to these gulags does a job which presumably sends people to the gulags Yet never does he seem We begin our story about a decade past from the prior book in 1939 which came as a bit of a surprise as I thought we d have a story or two set within the period 1928 38 when Stalin purged the Army amongst many other things My immediate thought was we ve missed a trick here skipping so many yearsAs to our story it s a fast engaging start to the book Inspector Pekkala is front centre along with a victim the many protagonistscolleagues involved with said murder It s not much to give away that the story revolves around the design of the T34 tank hence the book title of the Red Coffin which was their nickname the explanation as to why is given early on The NKVD Soviet secret police are involved Joe Stalin has a bit part too to great effect
Too With Some Of with some of mannerisms obvious threat over those that surround him with a fair hint of paranoia to his character In some ways he s ite a good foil to Inspector Pekkala I hope we see of this develop in the series as it has with the TsarTalking of the Tsar the short flashback chapters Two Steps Forward used to flesh out Pekkala s backstory in his days with the Tsar are againtilised to great effect as that part of the story holds as much interest for this reader as the present dayAs to the mystery it s really no great shakes but does hold the interest again the soviet machinations are present without any real detail or depth Its a fairly The Soldiers Mission (Secret Agent Series, uick read not too taxing i found myself wanting to read longer into the night with it which is always a good signA 375 for me with the roundpto a 4 a series I ll continue forward with I really enjoyed this book The plot is fast I like the 2 main characters Pekkala and his assistant Kirov while their friendship is well portrayedAlthough the story is a thriller the author describes things with a real flare and originality I d recommend it Audible library Pekkala He was originally the Romanovs most trusted investigator Called back from Siberia by StalinHe operates in the shadows of one of history s most notorious regimes He seeks the truth in a nation where finding it can mean death or worse His name his Inspector Pekkala and this time he s taking on a case with implications far deadlier than anything he can imagine a shattering revelation that was never meant to be The Ranchers Surprise Marriage unearthedIts official name is T 34 and this massive and mysterious new weapon is being developed in total secrecy in the Russian countryside a thirty ton killing machine Its inventor Colonel Rolan Nagorski is a rogue genius whose macabre death is considered an accident only by the innocentAnd Josef Stalin is no innocent Suspecting assassins everywhere he brings in his best if least obedient detective to solve a murder. ’s tantamount to treason Answerable to no one Inspector Pekkala has the dictator’s permission to go anywhere and interrogate anyone But the closer Pekkala gets to answers theestions he ncovers first and foremost why is the state’s most dreaded female operative Commissar Major Lysenkova investigating the case when she?. Ended p being disappointed by this book Enjoyed the first Eye of the Red Tsar much The flashbacks that provide history and perspective were fewer and not as interesting they seemed almost contrived to fit the circumstances I still like Inspector Pekkala and will read the next book "about him but will be looking for character development about Pekkala his assistant Kirov and his relationship to "him but will be looking for character development about Pekkala his assistant Kirov and his relationship to Stalin was an imposing historical figure but in this book he seems like cardboard only 1 dimensional Pekkala seemed less confident about his status and investigative authority in this story There is buildup of Lysenkova in the plot summary than there is about the character in the story Her involvement remains somewhat of a mystery and definitely a distraction to the main plot Will she keep her job and appear in a later novel or simply disappear Look forward to another outing with Pekkala a character reminiscent of Smith s moody detective Arkady Renko still intessentially Russian 1939 with Stalin trying to delay war and not give Hitler any provocation Pekkala is sent to Protect the new tank being developed and whose originator is killed on the day he arrives A twisting plot with some flashbacks to Pekkala s earlier life working for the Tsar An enjoyable series set in the USSR in the 1930s told with flashbacks to the pre revolutionary era when Inspector Pekkala was the Tsar s most trusted police investigator wearing a special
lapel pin to identify him called the Emerald Eye Now he works for Stalin depicted as something like a grumpily exacting pin to identify him called the Emerald Eye Now he works for Stalin depicted as something like a grumpily exacting figure which is disconcerting when you consider what the dictator was doing at this time the Great Terror and starvation in the Ukraine as state policyPekkala must investigate the grisly murder of the head designer of the vital Soviet tank programme He s given a shadow pass from Stalin in effect freedom to go anywhere interrogate anyone and do anything necessary to solve the case no estions asked or permission necessary Interference from secret police suspicion and trea If you want an Christmas With A Hero uncomplicatedndemanding read this may be the book for you It is set in pre war Russia and Stalin sets Pekkala on the hunt for a spy who has leaked details of a top secret tank the Red Coffin of the title but as he sets about investigating someone kills the tank s designer I personally found it all a bit cozy given the era and the setting There is no sense of the pervasive fear or the real shortages that were part of everyday life and Uncle Joe seems almost reasonable It all makes me wonder how historically accurate it all is As to the plot itself I guessed almost immediately whodunit I liked this one a little better than the other Inspector Pekkala books because it had a little action with the chase scene at the end But Pekkala is truly a haunted person and the constant pai A ick and easy read but nothing special in the genre and will make anyone with historical knowledge of the time cringe with painThe historical issues are well covered in other. Deep in the Russian countryside a thirty ton killing machine known officially as T 34 is being developed in total secrecy Its inventor is a rogue genius whose macabre death is considered an accident only by the innocent Suspecting assassins everywhere Stalin brings in his best if least obedient detective to solve a murder that. That s tantamount to treason Answerable to no one Pekkala has the dictator s permission to go anywhere and interrogate anyone But in Soviet Russia that s easily a death sentence The closer Pekkala gets to the answers the estions he ncovers first and foremost why is the state s most dreaded female operative Commissar Major Lysenkova investigating the case when she s only assigned to
Internal Affairs Turns Out That S It S Political One affairs Turns out that s it s political One the scientist gets reported by his friend and co worker and he is made to confess Pekkala gives him his gun so he can kill himself as the is the humaine way rather than Siberia This is Russia just before the World War II The T34 in history was needed and made 80000 in totalPekkala is on a collision course not only with the Soviet secret police but the USSR s deepest military secrets For what he is about to learn could put Stalin and his Communist state nder for good and bury Pekkala with them The traitor is Kropotkin who with temporary convert Maximov has destroyed Stalin s honey trap secret society the White Guild who pretended to be an organiseation
to overthrow Stalin but was in reality a trap to lure malcontents and others out And this overthrow Stalin but was in reality a trap to lure malcontents and others out And this shat appears to have happened that someone stole the T34 plans and was selling them That was the motorcyclist arriving from Germany but my guess is it was Kropotkin double bluff to A Ta Place ure out the White Guild members He then successfulsing his truck pretending to be the factory to pick Mortal Sin up a T34 whih he was going tose on the Polish border to incite the Germans to attack Russia before the tanks are produced and Russia is not readyBrilliantly researched and rivetingly plotted Shadow Pass is a superb story of suspense in a series growing only richer and with a detective getting only betterFormer assasin Maximov was Colonel Rolan Nagorski body gueard He has the hots for Nagorski s wife and is the protector of the son and family One of the scirntist also has a year s relationship with the wife Kropotkin tricks the boy into misunderstanding and he is the one who shoots his father because he is goaded by a letter he
thinks is from Maximov but actually from Kropotkin impersonating Maximov Also sing is from Maximov but actually from Kropotkin impersonating Maximov Also sing motorsysle Maximov attempted to murder Pekkala Pekkala loyal and highly trained sharp shooter side kick is Kirov This is an interesting read even if the main character is implausible The chief engineer in charge of developing the T34 tank is killed and it is p to Inspector Pekkala to investigate both the death and security at the research base The story flows easily though it is interrupted by reminiscences which I failed to see the point of it actually feels like the story is being padded here Stalin is presented a a very nice fatherly figure as if and there is little if any of the neurotic ality of Stalinist Russia in evidence I was also disappointed that very little of the background story is based on fact it is a genuine work of fiction into which the words Stalin T34 and a few city names have been inserte. ??s only assigned to internal affairs In the shadows of one of history’s most notorious regimes Pekkala is on a collision course with not only the Soviet secret police but the USSR’s deadliest military secrets For what he’s about to Aquinass Way to God unearth could put Stalin and his Communist statender for good and bury Pekkala with the.