Red Chameleon: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery
The violent and inexplicable murder of an old man in his bathtub and the theft of a worthless candlestick send Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov on a hunt into the past . . . A ring of car thieves with a taste for expensive vehicles is at large in Moscow's streets . . . High above the gray city, a sniper is taking aim at police officers, and the obsessed detective Emil Karpo takes the assignment to heart . . . "Kaminsky works up plenty of sweaty-palmed suspense of the best sort, built out of equal parts of likeable characters and believable dangers." Washington Post Book World
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Abraham Savitskaya Alex Anna Timofeyeva apartment asked aslav assistant procurator Baku began brass candlestick building carriage Chaika chair chameleon chief inspector Comrade dark dead desk door driver Drozhkin Emil Karpo eyes face father floor front glass Gomel grabbed hair hand head hurried Ilya Izvestia Jews Khabolov killed knew Kutuzovsky Prospekt Lenin Lev Ostrovsky looked Marina Maya metro station Mikiyovich Moscow Moscow Art Theatre mother moved murder never night nikov nodded Paulinin Petrovka photograph police policeman Politburo Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov pulled rifle Riga Rost Rostnikov agreed rubles Sarah Sasha Shmuel Prensky shoulder shouted shrugged sighed simply slowly smile Snitkonoy Sofiya Soviet stepped stood stopped street sure thought Tkach trombone turned Ukraine Vladimir Vladimir Kuznetsov vodka voice wait walked watched Weeper whispered window woman Yekteraslav Yigdol young Yuri Zelach