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NY, Grand Central Publishing, (2008). The advance reading copy of his debut novel, the first in a trilogy, which caused considerable buzz when it was optioned for a film to be directed by Ridley Scott. (The 2015 film was directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Scott.) Set in Stalinist Russia, the plot involves a Russian secret police officer who is framed by a colleague for treason and stumbles on a series of child murders which he attempts to solve despite being on the run for his life. Signed by the author. Slight spine roll, else fine in wrappers. Laid in is a printed flyer entitled, "How Do You Solve an Impossible Crime?" Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a somewhat unusual honor for a thriller. [#029531] SOLD

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