District VIII

Author(s): Adam LeBor

Crime and Thrillers

Life's tough for a Gypsy cop in Budapest. The cops don't trust you because you're a Gypsy. Your fellow Gypsies, even your own family, shun you because you're a cop. The dead, however, don't care. So when Balthazar Kovacs, a detective in the city's murder squad, gets a mysterious message on his phone from a blocked number he gulps down the rest of his morning coffee, grabs his police ID and goes to work. Danube Blues reveals an underworld that Budapest visitors never get to see: the gritty back-alleys of District VIII; the endemic corruption that reaches deep into the government as officials and their business allies plunder state coffers at will; a rule of law bent to serve the interests of the rich, well-connected and powerful; the rising power of international organized crime gangs who use the Hungarian capital as a springboard for their European operations; and the ghosts of Communism and Nazism that still haunt Hungary.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786693273
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : November 2017
  • : 22.80 cmmm X 14.50 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam LeBor
  • : Paperback
  • : 1217
  • : en
  • : 400