The Red Moth

The Red Moth

eBook - 2013
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As Hitler's forces smash into Soviet territory, annihilating the Red Army divisions in its path, a lone German scout plane is forced down. Contained within the briefcase of its passenger is the seemingly inconsequential painting of a hyalophoria cecropia, otherwise known as a red moth. Military Intelligence dismisses the picture as insignificant, but in the state of emergency Stalin suspects a German plot. He summons his old adversary, Inspector Pekkala - the elusive Finn who was once Tsar Nicholas II's personal detective - to discover the real significance of this strange wartime cargo. As the storm gathers around them, Pekkala, together with his assistant from the shadowy Bureau of Special Operations, soon find themselves on the path of the most formidable art thieves in history. Those real target is a secret and prized possession of the Romanovs, once considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. But as the Soviet Union crumbles in the face of the advancing cataclysm, and the chaos of war is everywhere, Pekkala realizes that to protect the Tsar's treasure he must break through enemy lines. His desperate mission is to outfox the German invaders, or face the wrath of Stalin himself.
Publisher: London : Faber, 2013
ISBN: 9780571278497
0571278493
Characteristics: 1 online resource (380 pages)

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SEBoiko
Jun 30, 2015

The dead do not seek vengeance.

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SEBoiko
Jun 30, 2015

But a man who knows he has gone mad is still sane enough to know the difference between madness and a normal mind.

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I'll believe in anything that puts me safely on the ground.

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AlmadenAFS
May 09, 2019

Excellent read. Eastland makes you feel the Siberian cold, smell the Russian tobacco smoke, want for clean water or even a crust of moldy bread. Major Kirov is the needle that weaves for Inspector Pekkala. Eastland writes with less than1% filler in this book which makes it wanted reading. The days of WW11 and Uncle Joe.

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tjdickey
May 30, 2017

One of the best in the Inspector Pekkala series, sending him perilously behind the German lines during WW2.

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