Red Icon

Red Icon

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In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd; a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favorite of Tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye. To unravel the secret of the icon's past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as The Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction years by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed. As Pekkala soon learns, the last survivors of this brutal sect have clung to life in the shadowy forests of Siberia. With the reappearance of the icon, they have returned to claim the treasure they say belongs to them alone, bringing with them a new and terrible weapon to unleash upon the Russian people. Unless the Emerald Eye can stop them.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9780571312290
Branch Call Number: EASTL
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 20 cm

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SEBoiko
Apr 11, 2016

The best secret was one which nobody knew existed.

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SEBoiko
Apr 11, 2016

But a man's past can come back to haunt him, if he's not careful with the present.

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SEBoiko
Apr 11, 2016

Nobody looks for something that isn't there,...

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2016

..., just ask yourself what matters more-the things that give us peace or peace itself?

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2016

... that only by sinning can one drive out the devil of sin.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2016

No man is free until he has proven himself to himself.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2016

You can always tell when a man's luck has run out.

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AlmadenAFS
Jan 16, 2016

Inspector Pekkala is the Sherlock Holmes of Tsarist-Stalinist Russia. Eastland (Watkins) has written his best in the series with Red Icon.

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