The Cleansing Flames, Paperback

The Cleansing Flames Paperback


It's Easter, 1872. Fires burn in St Petersburg, a prelude to the revolutionary turmoil that will shake Russia a generation later.

As the springtime thaw begins, a body rises to the surface of the Winter Canal.

Following an anonymous tip-off, magistrate Porfiry Petrovich is drawn into an investigation of the radical intellectuals who seek to fan the flames of revolution.

In the meantime, junior magistrate Pavel Pavlovich Virginsky plays a dangerous game of his own.

Following a chance meeting with a man he suspects of being an arsonist, he volunteers to infiltrate a terrorist cell.

But the young man's loyalties appear divided, his motives conflicted.

Will he track down the killers, or to use his position as a magistrate to further a cause with which he sympathises?

The issue comes to a head in a shocking and violent confrontation between two generations. "The Cleansing Flames" is the fourth book in R.N. Morris' acclaimed series featuring the investigator from "Crime and Punishment".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571259151



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