Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala #1) - Sam Eastland Set in post-revolutionary Russia, Eye is a well-written thriller, if a little too by-the-book in how its mystery -- centering around the deaths of the Romanovs -- unfolds. The author, under his given name of Paul Watkins, has written richer, more detailed novels that capture the feel of their period at least as well as Eye: Night Over Day Over Night, The Forger: A Novel, and the beautiful In the Blue Light of African Dreams are all highly recommend for readers who enjoy Eastland's language and plotting, but wish to explore genres outside this book's traditional presentation.