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Chernobyl Murders
     

Chernobyl Murders

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by Michael Beres
 

In a western Ukraine wine cellar in 1985, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath discloses the unnecessary risks associated with the power plant to his brother, Kiev Militia detective Lazlo. Spawned by a desire to protect his family, Lazlo investigates—irritating his superiors, drawing the attention of a CIA operative, raising the hackles of an old KGB major, and

Overview


In a western Ukraine wine cellar in 1985, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath discloses the unnecessary risks associated with the power plant to his brother, Kiev Militia detective Lazlo. Spawned by a desire to protect his family, Lazlo investigates—irritating his superiors, drawing the attention of a CIA operative, raising the hackles of an old KGB major, and ultimately discovering his brother’s secret affair with a Chernobyl technician, Juli Popovics. After the explosion, the Ukraine is not only blanketed with deadly radiation, but also becomes a killing ground involving pre-perestroika factions in disarray, a Soviet government on its last legs, and madmen hungry for power. With a poisoned environment at their backs and a killer snapping at their heels, Lazlo and Juli flee for their lives—and their love—in this engrossing political thriller.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A page-turner of the highest order: from the compelling characterization to the vividly described landscape of a devastated Ukraine to the stunning cover art, Beres has penned himself a winner."  —Chicago Tribune

"Michael Beres gets better and better with each book he writes."  —Ludington Daily News

Publishers Weekly

Beres's new thriller toys with the intriguing if implausible notion that the horrific meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, near Kiev, was no accident.In 1986, months before the meltdown, Mihaly Horvath, a senior engineer at the power plant, suspects that the facility is being intentionally overextended as part of a government experiment. When catastrophe strikes, Mihaly's detective brother, Lazlo, finds himself pursued by a psychotic and sadistic KGB major, Grigor Komarov, who hopes to establish that foreign elements, possibly linked to the CIA, were responsible. While the writing quality is a step up from Beres's last thriller, Final Stroke, many readers are likely to find neither the mystery of who caused the disaster nor the political intrigue sufficiently engaging. (June)

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Chicago Tribune
A page-turner of the highest order: from the compelling characterization to the vividly described landscape of a devastated Ukraine to the stunning cover art, Beres has penned himself a winner.
Ludington Daily News
Michael Beres gets better and better with each book he writes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933836294
Publisher:
Medallion Media Group
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Lazlo Horvath Thriller Series , #1
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Beres is the author of "Final Stroke," "Grand Traverse," "The President's Nemesis," "Sunstrike," and many award-winning short stories. He lives in Free Soil, Michigan.

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Chernobyl Murders 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please stop revealing every detail in your reviews, harriet kkausner. It is so irritating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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This was such a good story. I could hardly put it down. You will not regret reading.
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For a 380 page "thriller", this certainly wasn't thrilling. It was something different but definitely not something I would recommend to someone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a tough time getting involved though once "in" the book moved pretty well. Pretty goood "wrap up".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I purchased this book because it was free and i was pleasantly suprised by how good it was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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MrsTic More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author took a terrible disaster and laid it out in rare form. Characters were great, both hero and villain.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book.