The Case Of The General's Thumb

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When the corpse of a distinguished general and presidential adviser is found, attached to an advertising balloon, lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate. Meanwhile, KGB officer Nik Tsensky arrives in Kiev for a secret mission.

A larger-than-life hitman, bombs under furniture, a hearse, a deaf-and-dumb blonde, a tortoise and a parrot all play a part as Kurkov evokes a world of secret militia not seen before in Western fiction.

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"An ebullient black comedy... Reminiscent of the best Soviet dissident literature" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Full of touches of grim insight and tactful surrealism, with just enough of the absurd to suggest a cross between John le Carre's Smiley and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita" (John Burnside Scotland on Sunday)

"Kurkov is a fine satirist and a real, blackly comic find" ( Observer)

"Kurkov flips from mock-tragedy to comedy and back again, planting the ominous and the absurd neatly among deadpan descriptions of a daily life in denial" ( The Times)

"Kurkov received universal praise for his debut novel Death and the Penguin... Kurkov's latest is better" ( Time Out)

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An international thriller, shot through with black satire and authentic detail, by the author of the highly acclaimed Death & the Penguin

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