A Killing Winter by Tom Callaghan audiobook

A Killing Winter

By Tom Callaghan
Read by Saul Reichlin

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The Akyl Borubaev Series: Book 1

9.55 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Callaghan is a hell of a writer, with a tremendous sense of pace and an arch ear for juicy dialogue and the pages flies by Crime Thriller Fella
Tom's writing is nothing short of incredible; the fact that this is a debut novel is just astounding. Book Addict Shaun
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
Inspector Akyl Borubaev has world-weariness, sorrow, cynical charm, toughness and brains to spare . . . by the end of A Killing Winter you'll be breathless and begging for more. Peter Spiegelman, author of Thick As Thieves
A Killing Winter is a brilliant debut, and an early contender for one of my top reads of the year Raven Crime Reads
Better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation. Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders
Well paced, beautifully written and a stonking good story to boot, you can't go wrong really. Liz Loves Books
It's brutal but not cynical; you feel it. It's a hugely impressive debut; atmospheric and stirring Time Crime
“Inspector Akyl Borubaev has world-weariness, sorrow, cynical charm, toughness and brains to spare…by the end of A Killing Winter you’ll be breathless and begging for more.” Peter Spiegelman, author of Thick as Thieves

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Callaghan

Author Bio: Tom Callaghan

Tom Callaghan received degrees in English literature and art history from Vassar College and the University of York, then joined Saatchi & Saatchi, spending ten years as a creative group head in London, New York and Philadelphia (where he helped establish a Saatchi office). His controversial film for Survival International, starring Richard Gere, was banned from UK television but aired worldwide for many years. He joined the newly formed M & C Saatchi as creative group head for three years, before moving to the Far East to pursue interests outside advertising. He is a frequent contributor to Campaign, Communicate, Media Week and Rolling Stone.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English