A NoveLarge Print - 1999
One night, an old NKVD officer-a former bodyguard of the secret police chief, Laventry Beria-visits Kelso at his hotel. He claims to have been at Stalin's dacha on the night Stalin had his fatal stroke, and to have helped Beria steal the dictator's private papers, among them a notebook. Kelso uses his last morning in Moscow to check out the old man's story. What starts an an idle inquiry in the Lenin Library soon turns into a murderous chase across Moscow and up to northern Russia- to the vast forests near the White Sea port of Archangel, where the final secret of Josef Stalin has been hidden for almost half a century.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 1999.
Characteristics: 489p.(large print); 25cm. large print