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Nominated for the 2012 Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author
"One of the most original protagonists I’ve ever come across — a cross between Arkady Renko and Philip Marlowe: a Russian-born ex-KGB agent living in New York, a private eye with a strong sense of irony and a Russian sense of fatalism. David Duffy knows his Russia inside and out, but most of all, he knows how to tell a story with flair and elegance. This is really, really good."
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Vanished and Buried Secrets
"The dialogue is crisp and rings true, and the main character is easy to like and root for."
“A new addition to the line of suspense stars at St. Martin’s, introducing an irresistible character and a very rich milieu—the New York City subculture of Russian émigrés, underworld characters and ruthless new-rich swashbucklers….I’m looking forward to the next one.”
— Sullivan County Democrat
“From guns, drugs and espionage we get the full gambit in the fast and furious look within the Russian mob.”
This is a remarkable thriller just from the complexity of the plot. Crimes in Russia reverberate in New York City. Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. Christensen
This brilliant book had the same impact as my first reading of Gorky Park. Mr. Duffy manages it all, a nail biting story, heartbreaking history, an unflinching insight into the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mark Johnson
Terrific read, with a good dose of recent history as a bonus cleverly part of the plot. Great ending with all the loose ends brought wonderfully together.Published 20 months ago by A NEW FAN from Garrison
This book starts a great new series. Even his name is cool: Turbo. He's a KGB trained loose cannon on the streets of New York working as a security consultant. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Brian Moore
The Russian mob with more than a few ex KGB members come to America and set off a complex but satisfying mystery with more than a few twists and turns along the way. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by muddyboy1
For the first 50 pages I was not sure if I was going to like this book. The main charater is an ex KGB analyst and I was not sure how much I would like him. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by TrilliumHills
I have to agree with the reviewer who thinks the positive reviews are from author's friends; they may also be paid for. Because this book stinks terribly. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by H. Potter
Turbo Vlost is an ex-KGB agent living in New York City working as a PI. He is hired by a wealthy banker, Rory Mulholland, to find his daughter who has disappeared and apparently... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Larry
How do you write a spy thriller after the Cold War has ended (even if it may be heating up again)? David Duffy answers that question by making his cast a set of high-level... Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Brian Thompson