|Plot Summary of Blood and Rubles|
|"Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his police crew find that
crime has erupted, from small time hooligans to big time, organized “mafias.” In this
Stuart Kaminsky thriller, the author returns to his familiar literary haunts in “Blood and
Rubles” and he probably was never better, although this series is one of the best. And
again Kaminsky manages to keep the story line alive and kicking with his individual
subplots. Sasha Tkach is investigating a group of thieves who are terrorizing the local
neighborhoods and Elena Timofeyeva is on a hunt to find long-lost Czar treasures.
And Emil Karpo (“The Vampire”) is seeking to find who has killed his lover. It takes
Rostnikov fulltime to work out these problems, which, to his dismay, are only portents of
things to come in this Post Cold War period. This is an absorbing, compelling read!
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Blood and Rubles|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- criminal's rise in a crime organization
Mostly a criminal POV story
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
- government investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
Motive of antagonist
- Eastern Europe
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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