The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1
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In this auspicious literary crime debut, an inexperienced homicide detective struggles amid the lawlessness of a post–World War II 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 naïveté he realizes that the police academy never prepared him for this peculiar post-war environment in which his colleagues are suspicious or silent, lawlessness and corruption are the rules of the city, and he's still expected to investigate a murder. He is truly on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a dynamic cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the twentieth century.

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Olen Steinhauer. (2005). The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Olen Steinhauer. 2005. The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1. Blackstone Publishing.

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Olen Steinhauer, The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1. Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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Olen Steinhauer. The Bridge of Sighs: The Yalta Boulevard Sequence Series, Book 1. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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