Thriller set in Hamburg (with a side trip to Cartagena)
The Faculty of Useless Knowledge
Set in the Year of Terror, 1937, in Kazakhstan, this novel concerns a group of archaeologists who find themseleves caught up in an ambitious Cheka investigator’s attempt to set up a show trial in Alma-Ata to rival those taking place in Moscow. Zybin, a young student, faces interrogation in a cell.
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