Dead Meat by Philip Kerr

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Organized crime flourishes in post-Soviet St. Petersburg, but detective Grushko fights back after a double killing sparks a gangster war. By the author of A German Requiem.

About Philip Kerr

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Philip Kerr is the author of The Grid, Esau, the Berlin Noir trilogy, A Philosophical Investigation, and many other books. He and his wife live in London.
Published August 5, 1993 by Trafalgar Square. 243 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Fiction

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Kerr's nameless narrator, a Moscow police investigator sent to St. Petersburg to observe the local force's tactics in handling the Mafia, gets a closer look than he expected when, hours after his arrival, noted investigative reporter Mikhail Milyukin, long a Mafia foe, is gunned down along with p...

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The Independent

Sometimes he is elsewhere in St Petersburg on police business, sometimes he is off on tomfool errands - such as going back to Moscow to fit a new gasket on his car engine.

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Reviewing the Evidence

The assignment is temporary, and he works with a detective squad headed by a man named Yevgeni Ivanovich Grushko, covering his real intentions with a story about viewing how the local police in St. Petersburg handle the Mafia element.

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