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A Cold Red Sunrise

A Cold Red Sunrise

Author(s): Stuart M Kaminsky

Location(s): Siberia

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

One Dead Commissar

At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exiled dies under suspicious circumstances. The high-ranking Commissar sent to investigate the mystery suffers a similar fate: he is murdered by an icicle thrust into his skull.

One Live Cop

Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to solve the Commissar’s murder, with one caveat: he is not to investigate the girl’s death. Even if all the clues tell him that the two cases are linked.

One Cold Killer

In a single, fateful day, Rostnikov will hear two confessions, watch someone die, conspire against the government, and nearly meet his own death. All under the watchful eye of the KGB — and someone much closer and infinitely more terrifying.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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