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DEADLY GAMES was published in 1983. We are in the Soviet Union of 1979, under Brezhnev era. One of the best journalists of the country is missing, he has been kidnapped at Moscow main railway station by three men disguised as doctors. The problem lies in the fact that this journalist has been chosen by Leonid Brezhnev to be part of the russian delegation at the world summit Jimmy Carter-Leonid Brezhnev that will take place in a few days. A young prosecutor is charged to find Bielkine - the journalist - and to bring him to Brezhnev before the summit. He will have to travel to Azerba´djan in order to discover what lies behind this mystery.
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A very interesting trip through the pre-Gorbachev russian administration. Recommended.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   scuba under Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   crushed Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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