Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Beast In The Red Forest" - Sam Eastland

Hello fellow bibliophiles! Another day, another book. I have finally caught up on the most current book in the Inspector Pekkala series by Sam Eastland. I previously reviewed another book in this series and you can check out that review here. I am a big fan of this series. Russian history, spies, and  intrigue during the 1930's and 1940's. Not to mention Eastland's fantastic writing.

This book continues where the last book left off with Stalin and Kirov's search for Pekkala when they now have concert evidence that he is indeed still alive. Stalin sends Kirov to Ukraine where Pekkala is believed to be hiding out with the partisans who are fighting to hold off the Russian and German armies. Eastland fills the book full of warfare, Russian and German politics, assassins with their own agendas, and more. Great book that is right on par with the previous 4 books in the series. While Eastland does provide some background into the characters and their history, it is important to read the books from the beginning and in order.

An interesting fact was the preface in which Eastland explains the reasoning for his use of a pseudonym and his back story for how he came to write the series. It was very interesting and has inspired me to check out his other books outside the series. Any suggestions, recommendations, and feedback are always welcomed!

Happy reading fools :)

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