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Chernobyl Murders: Book One in the Lazlo Horvath Thriller Series

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

a sensational thriller.

In 1985 in Western Ukraine, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath is upset at what is going on at the nuclear plant. He believes safety is being ignored and unnecessary risks taken. His brother Lazlo, a Kiev detective, investigates the unclear facility, which angers his b...
In 1985 in Western Ukraine, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath is upset at what is going on at the nuclear plant. He believes safety is being ignored and unnecessary risks taken. His brother Lazlo, a Kiev detective, investigates the unclear facility, which angers his bosses, brings him and his family to the attention of the KGB and the CIA. However, the biggest stunner for Lazlo is to learn his family man sibling is having an affair with Chernobyl technician Juli Popovics.--------------- When the Chernobyl plant explodes, Mihaly is among the dead. Lazlo wonders if his sibling was murdered to conceal incompetence and corruption. Juli informs him that she is pregnant carrying his brother¿s child. Meanwhile KGB major Grigor Komarov insures nothing but radiation leaks out of the Ukraine he executes those who know the truth with an eye on the prize replacing Gorbachev as the Soviet Union teeters. Falling in love Lazlo and Juli flee for their lives from this incessant maniac who needs these witnesses dead before they reach the west.------------- Although there is an exciting Cold War murder mystery with an exhilarating chase, the star of this explosive thriller is the Chernobyl tragedy whose face will always be Nadia. The story line is fast-paced as the events leading to the nuclear explosion unfolds through the brothers, but it is the aftermath that grips the audience without the plot turning overly melodramatic. The Soviet control of media leakage (think what You Tube could have done in the 1980s with Nadia the Olympics Gold innocent and the Nadia the radioactive victim) and killing anyone who would pose a threat, but unable to control radioactive leakage that makes this a sensational thriller.-------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Plot spoiler

Please stop revealing every detail in your reviews, harriet kkausner. It is so irritating.

posted by 8888649 on May 16, 2012

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a sensational thriller.

    In 1985 in Western Ukraine, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath is upset at what is going on at the nuclear plant. He believes safety is being ignored and unnecessary risks taken. His brother Lazlo, a Kiev detective, investigates the unclear facility, which angers his bosses, brings him and his family to the attention of the KGB and the CIA. However, the biggest stunner for Lazlo is to learn his family man sibling is having an affair with Chernobyl technician Juli Popovics.--------------- When the Chernobyl plant explodes, Mihaly is among the dead. Lazlo wonders if his sibling was murdered to conceal incompetence and corruption. Juli informs him that she is pregnant carrying his brother¿s child. Meanwhile KGB major Grigor Komarov insures nothing but radiation leaks out of the Ukraine he executes those who know the truth with an eye on the prize replacing Gorbachev as the Soviet Union teeters. Falling in love Lazlo and Juli flee for their lives from this incessant maniac who needs these witnesses dead before they reach the west.------------- Although there is an exciting Cold War murder mystery with an exhilarating chase, the star of this explosive thriller is the Chernobyl tragedy whose face will always be Nadia. The story line is fast-paced as the events leading to the nuclear explosion unfolds through the brothers, but it is the aftermath that grips the audience without the plot turning overly melodramatic. The Soviet control of media leakage (think what You Tube could have done in the 1980s with Nadia the Olympics Gold innocent and the Nadia the radioactive victim) and killing anyone who would pose a threat, but unable to control radioactive leakage that makes this a sensational thriller.-------------- Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Plot spoiler

    Please stop revealing every detail in your reviews, harriet kkausner. It is so irritating.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Good idea, poorly executed

    I can't believe that an author published as much as this one is so unschooled. This book is riddled with cliches, grammatical errors, and clumsy constructions, The author has done adequate research and is therefore able to convey some insights into the Chernobyl disaster, hence the two stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Riveting!

    The author took a terrible disaster and laid it out in rare form. Characters were great, both hero and villain.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Excellent story

    This was such a good story. I could hardly put it down. You will not regret reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Chernobyl Murders

    For a 380 page "thriller", this certainly wasn't thrilling. It was something different but definitely not something I would recommend to someone else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Different

    I had a tough time getting involved though once "in" the book moved pretty well. Pretty goood "wrap up".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Surprisingly Good!

    If you like historical fiction mixed with some violence and a little bit of romance.. this is for you. I couldn't put it down! The story is very easy to get into because it is so fast-paced. The little details aren't compromised, though, and I was quite satisfied with the ending. :) Read this! You won't be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Great book!

    I purchased this book because it was free and i was pleasantly suprised by how good it was!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Really an eye opener

    This book has over 300 pages, this story opens up how the people were treated and how their lives was controled, its hard to descibe this book, but it is a book that everone should read

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

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    Chernobyl Murders

    I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it. It read like a true life story and really helped my understanding of what the people living near there had to go through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Unexpected delight

    The story kept redefining itself. I found it interesting to see insight on a horrific disaster that took place in my life time. It was a story inside a story. Keep getting better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Excellent book.

    Excellent book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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