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District VIII

(2017)
(The first book in the Danube Blues series)
A novel by

 
 
Balthazar Kovacs, a detective on Budapest's murder squad, is on the trail of a dead man.

Minutes ago, Kovacs received an anonymous SMS showing a body and an address: 26 Republic Square - the former Communist Party headquarters and once the most feared building in the country. But now, amid the ruins of the demolished building, Kovacs finds no dead body, just six members of the Gendarmerie - an elite police force reporting directly to the prime minister - and an invitation to hand over his phone and cease his investigation.

Kovacs has taken his first step on a journey deep into Budapest's dark heart, towards a deadly intersection of the criminal underworld, the corridors of power and the ghosts of history. A journey that will force him to choose between the law and family loyalty.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"LeBor writes fiction with the scrupulous focus of the journalist...the world he creates is driven by the sharp edge of reality." - Alan Furst


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Used availability for Adam LeBor's District VIII

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: District VIII: A Thriller (Detective Balthazar Kovacs Mysteries)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
ISBN: 1-68177-734-7 / 978-1-68177-734-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: District VIII (Danube Blues)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
ISBN: 1-78669-270-8 / 978-1-78669-270-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: District VIII: A Thriller (Balthazar Kovacs Mysteries)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
ISBN: 1-64313-258-X / 978-1-64313-258-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: District VIII (Danube Blues)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
ISBN: 1-78669-271-6 / 978-1-78669-271-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: District VIII (Danube Blues)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
ISBN: 1-78669-327-5 / 978-1-78669-327-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: District VIII: A Thriller (Detective Balthazar Kovacs Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: District VIII (Danube Blues Book 1)
Author(s): Adam LeBor
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU