The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1

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It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia. The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.
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9780312326012
9781481579537
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display_description In this auspicious literary crime debut, an inexperienced homicide detective struggles amid the lawlessness of a post-WWII Eastern European city. It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" this small nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod, an eager young man who spent the war working on a fishing boat in Finland, finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia. The victim in Emil's first case is a state songwriter, but the evidence seems to point toward a political motive. He would like to investigate further, but even in his naivete, he realizes that the police academy never prepared him for this peculiar post-war environment, in which his colleagues are suspicious or silent, where lawlessness and corruption are the rules of the city, and in which he's still expected to investigate a murder. He is truly on his own in this new, dangerous world. -- from Amazon.
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series The Yalta Boulevard Sequence
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subject_facet Europe, Eastern -- Fiction, Police -- Europe, Eastern -- Fiction
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title The Bridge of Sighs The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1
title_display The Bridge of Sighs
title_full The Bridge of Sighs / Olen Steinhauer, The Bridge of Sighs The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1, The bridge of Sighs / Olen Steinhauer, The bridge of sighs / Olen Steinhauer
title_short The Bridge of Sighs
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topic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller
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