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The Bridge of Sighs
St. Martin's, Feb 2003, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 0312302452 In 1948, the aftermath of WW II remains on every street in this tiny eastern bloc nation shrouded behind an Iron Curtain. Though Communist and Russian controlled, murder remains a crime so twenty-two years old Emil Brod is proud when the State selects him to become a rookie homicide inspector. However his comrades, his chief comrade, and the security inspector treat him like a pariah becau...
The Confession
St. Martin's, Mar 2004, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0312303289 Now turning thirty, seven years has passed since an idealistic Emil Brod joined the police force as a Comrade Homicide Detective, but now by 1956 he is like his peers, grim and ever looking over his shoulders at the KGB representative. Emil has learned survival means trust no one and gingerly investigate whenever the Party is involved. Meanwhile Police Officer Ferenc Kolyeszar prefers to...