The Secret SpeechLarge Print - 2009
Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture - leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change. Former State security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two girls he and his wife, Raisa, adopted have yet to forgive for this part in their parents' death. They are not alone. The family is in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: LP SMITH-T
Characteristics: 692 p. (large print) ; 24 cm