The Beast in the Red Forest
An American auto worker, disillusioned with the stubborn, stagnant inequality in America, moves his family to Russia. His letters home are glowing arias about Stalin's New Man in Soviet Paradise. Then, suddenly, the letters stop. Inspector Pekkala thrills again! By best selling Sam Eastland. The world of Soviet espionage is shaken with the shocking disappearance of Stalin's invincible Inspector Pekkala whose charred remains are reported from the frontlines. But Stalin refuses to accept the demise of his indomitable lieutenant and dispatches Pekkala's assistant deep into the wild forests of Western Russia, to follow a wilderness trail of clues, each one leading to a more tortured turn of fate. A new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Pekkala has ever faced before. Meanwhile, Pekkala's Nemesis is closing in for the kill.