A Killing Winter by Tom CallaghanA Killing Winter by Tom Callaghan

A Killing Winter

byTom Callaghan

Hardcover | October 6, 2015

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In this stylish neo-noir set in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, hard-bitten inspector Akyl Borubaev mourns the recent death of his beloved wife--the only humanizing force in his otherwise bleak life as a homicide dective in Bishkek.

As he struggles to face his personal pain, Borubaev is assigned to investigate the murder of a young woman whose horribly mutilated body is found dumped in a public park. When Borubaev discovers the woman is the only daughter of Mikhail Tynaliev, the powerful and ruthless Minister of State Security, he realizes the case will probably destroy him, regardless of where the evidence leads.

Borubaev begins making enemies everywhere he turns, even as he is aided by a motley assortment of dangerous cutthroats: his wife's uncle Kursan, whose cross-border smuggling is the stuff of local legend; the explosive police chief, who wants the case solved as soon as possible; Saltanat, a beautiful and deadly agent of the Uzbek Security Service; an entire police force of bent cops; and members of the Kyrgyz mafia.

All of which would just be another day in the life of Akyl Borubaev--if the investigation didn't turn up a blood-chilling connection to multiple homicides across Kyrgyzstan--including one on a Russian military base.
Born in the north of England,Tom Callaghanreceived degrees in English Literature and Art History from Vassar College and the University of York, Tom joined Saatchi & Saatchi, spending 10 years as a Creative Group Head in London, New York and Philadelphia (where he helped establish a Saatchi office). His controversial film for Survival ...
Title:A Killing WinterFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.38 × 6.5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.38 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1623653908

ISBN - 13:9781623653903


Editorial Reviews

"Callaghan has done an excellent job of introducing us to life in a former Soviet State and has created a character which has great potential for becoming a favorite for fans of the mystery and thriller genres. His characters are richly developed and the plot moves quickly, without getting bogged down with frivolous details. I look seeing more of Inspector Borubaev in future books and happily give this debut novel 4/5 stars."-Bestsellersworld.com