Inspector Pekkala is missing and presumed dead, but Stalin doesn't believe it. Instead, he dispatches Pekkala's assistant to track down his most intelligent investigator. Deep in the wilderness of Western Russia clues to his whereabouts exist, though almost invisible to the untrained eye. And with his most deadly nemesis also closing in, Pekkala--or someone pretending to be the detective--must use all of his skills to remain alive. Sam Eastland's latest novel, The Beast in the Red Forest, is perfect for fans of Tom Rob Smith and Boris Akunin.