By Stuart M. Kaminsky
Porfiry Rostnikov used to be one of many best detectives in Moscow—until he crossed the KGB. at the orders of the key carrier, this bulldog cop is busted right down to the minor crimes unit, the place his abilities are totally wasted. whilst a under the influence of alcohol climbs the statue of Nikolai Gogol in Arbat sq. and threatens to kill himself, Rostnikov attempts to speak the guy down. yet with an ideal somersault, acrobat Valerian Duznetzov leaps from the statue—the ultimate leap of a storied career.
throughout city, Duznetzov’s companion, Oleg, practices his trapeze regimen excessive above the circus flooring. After letting pass of the bars and going right into a ideal double turn, Oleg falls, awaiting the web to trap him. however the internet has been sabotaged, and Oleg dies. As Rostnikov digs into this unusual pair of deaths, he unearths darkish secrets and techniques contained in the Moscow circus—secrets certain to seize the eye of his previous pals on the KGB.
“The intelligent, temperate Inspector Rostnikov . . . himself is like an acrobat at the excessive twine and not using a web, a objective of either his jealous manager and the unknown murderer . . . This witty, difficult mystery reaches a suspenseful finale within the middle ring lower than the Moscow Circus tremendous Top.” —Publishers Weekly
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