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The Cleansing Flames

(2011)
(The fourth book in the Porfiry Petrovich series)
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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's acclaimed series featuring the investigator from Crime and Punishment.

Genre: Mystery

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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cleansing Flames (St Petersburg Mystery)
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-571-25915-4 / 978-0-571-25915-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cleansing Flames (St Petersburg Mystery)
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU