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The Twelfth Department

(2013)
(The third book in the Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev series)
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Captain Alexei Korolev has nothing to complain about. He has his own room in an apartment, a job in the police force that puts food on the table, and his good health. In Moscow in 1937, that's a lot more than most people have to be grateful for. But for the first time in a long time, Korolev is about to be truly happy: his son Yuri is coming to visit for an entire week.

Shortly after Yuri's arrival, however, Korolev receives an urgent call from his boss - it seems an important man has been murdered, and Korolev is the only detective they're willing to assign to this sensitive case. In fact, Korolev realizes almost immediately that the layers of sensitivity and secrecy surrounding this case far exceed his paygrade. And the consequences of interfering with a case tied to State Security or the NKVD can be severe - you might lose your job, if you're lucky. Your whole family might die if you're not. Korolev is suddenly faced with much more than just discovering a murderer's identity; he must decide how far he'll go to see justice served . . . and what he's willing to do to protect his family.

In TheTwelfth Department, William Ryan's portrait of a Russian policeman struggling to survive in one of the most volatile and dangerous eras of modern history is mesmerizing.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for William Ryan's The Twelfth Department

Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Twelfth Department: A Novel (Captain Alexei Korolev Novels)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 0-312-58652-3 / 978-0-312-58652-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Twelfth Department: Korolev Mysteries Book 3 (Korolev Series) (The Korolev Series)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 0-230-74275-0 / 978-0-230-74275-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: TWELFTH DEPARTMENT (Captain Alexei Korolev Novels)
Author(s): WILLIAM RYAN
ISBN: 1-250-04898-2 / 978-1-250-04898-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twelfth Department: Korolev Mysteries Book 3 (Alexei Korolev 3) (The Korolev Series)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 0-330-50848-2 / 978-0-330-50848-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twelfth Department: Korolev Mysteries Book 3 (The Korolev Series)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 0-230-76904-7 / 978-0-230-76904-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Twelfth Department
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 1-4450-3842-0 / 978-1-4450-3842-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Twelfth Department
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 1-4450-3843-9 / 978-1-4450-3843-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Twelfth Department
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 1-4450-3844-7 / 978-1-4450-3844-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Twelfth Department
Author(s): William Ryan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Twelfth Department (Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 1-62406-543-0 / 978-1-62406-543-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Twelfth Department (Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev)
Author(s): William Ryan
ISBN: 1-62406-547-3 / 978-1-62406-547-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Twelfth Department: A Novel (Captain Alexei Korolev Novels Book 3)
Author(s): William Ryan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Twelfth Department: A Captain Korolev Novel 3
Author(s): William Ryan
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU