Requiem for A Gypsy

Requiem for A Gypsy

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When the wife of one of Slovakia's most prominent businessmen is killed in a very public assassination, it looks like the bullets were meant for her husband. But could the wife of Oto Bogan have actually been one of the primary targets? And where has Bogan gone? Both he and his son have disappeared without a trace. Commander Jana Matinova was present at the party where the shooting took place, and she was the one who pushed Bogan out of the line of fire. As a witness to the crime, she's being told to stay away from the case, but her Colonel knows that he needs his best investigator on it.

Jana must push through her own government's secretiveness and intransigence to discover what connects the murder of Klara Boganova to an anonymous man run down in Paris, a dead Turk with an icepick in his eye, and an international network of bank accounts linking back to the Second World War. The key to the case may lie with a mysterious, vagabond girl who has attached herself to Jana and who seems to be connected to the notorious international criminal Makine, AKA Koba. To solve the case and stop an ongoing series of murders, Jana must travel to Berlin and Paris and look back into the darkest period of Slovak history.

Baker & Taylor
In the aftermath of a businessman's disappearance and his wife's public murder, Jana Matinova struggles with red tape and secrecy to determine who the killer's intended target was, in a case with ties to a dark period of Slovak history.

Baker
& Taylor

In the aftermath of a prominent businessman's wife's public murder and the businessman's subsequent disappearance, Commander Jana Matinova struggles with government red tape and secrecy to determine who was the killer's intended target, a case with mysterious ties to a dark period of Slovak history. By the author of Dark Dreams.

Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2011
ISBN: 9781569479575
1569479577
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 21, 2013

After reading many US and UK police procedurals, it was fascinating to read one set in post-Communist Slovakia. Jana Matinova is a competent, mature police officer. The current case takes her to Germany, France, and Austria.

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