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Sam Eastland - Author

About the Author

Sam Eastland lives in the US and the UK. He is the grandson of a London police detective. Eye of the Red Tsar, the first in the Inspector Pekkala series, was followed by The Red Coffin and Siberian Red.

Featured books by Sam Eastland

The Red Moth

The Red Moth

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

As Hitler's forces smash into Soviet territory, annihilating the Red Army divisions in its path, a lone German scout plane is forced down. Contained within the briefcase of its passenger is the seemingly inconsequential painting of a hyalophoria cecropia, otherwise known as a red moth. Military Intelligence dismisses the picture as insignificant, but in the state of emergency Stalin suspects a German plot. He summons his old adversary, Inspector Pekkala - the elusive Finn who was once Tsar Nicholas II's personal detective - to discover the real significance of this strange wartime cargo. As the storm gathers around them, Pekkala, together with his assistant from the shadowy Bureau of Special Operations, soon find themselves on the path of the most formidable art thieves in history. Those real target is a secret and prized possession of the Romanovs, once considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. But as the Soviet Union crumbles in the face of the advancing cataclysm, and the chaos of war is everywhere, Pekkala realizes that to protect the Tsar's treasure he must break through enemy lines. His desperate mission is to outfox the German invaders, or face the wrath of Stalin himself.

Siberian Red

Siberian Red

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

An informant claims to have information about the whereabouts of the man entrusted by the Tsar with hiding his gold. As the news of the informant reaches Stalin, however, the man is knifed to death. Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner. There, he must pose as a inmate in order to unravel the mystery...As he returns to the nightmares of his past, is this a mission too far for the great Pekkala?

Other books by Sam Eastland

Berlin Red

Berlin Red

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

April, 1945. East of Berlin, the Red Army stands poised to unleash its final assault upon the ruined capital of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich. To the north, at a lonely outpost near the Baltic sea, German scientists perfect a guidance system for the mighty V2 rocket, which has already caused massive damage to the cities of London and Antwerp. This device, known only by the codename Diamondstream, will allow the rocket to arrive at its target with pin-point accuracy. So devastating is the potential of this newly-mastered technology that Hitler's promise to the German people of a 'miracle weapon' that will turn the tide of the war might actually come true. When a radio message sent to Hitler's Headquarters, heralding the success of Diamondstream, is intercepted by an English listening station, British Intelligence orders one of its last agents operating in Berlin to acquire the plans for the device, Desperate to evacuate their agent from the doomed city before the Red Army swarms through its streets, British Special Operations turns to the Kremlin for help. They ask for one man in particular - Inspector Pekkala. Anxious to acquire the plans for himself, Stalin readily agrees to risk his finest investigator on what appears to be a suicide mission. But when Pekkala learns the reason that the British have singled him out, he knows that he must make the journey, no matter what the outcome might be. The agent he must rescue is the woman he had planned to marry, before the Revolution tore them apart, sending her to Paris as a refugee and Pekkala to a gulag in Siberia. This time, for Pekkala, it is personal.

Inspector Pekkala Mysteries

Inspector Pekkala Mysteries

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

The Inspector Pekkala thrillers take place in the treacherous world of Stalin's Russia.The main character, Inspector Pekkala, was the chief investigator of Tsar Nicholas. Dubber 'The Emerald Eye', his watchful gaze protected the Romanovs from internal and external threats to their security.When the Bolshevicks seized power and executed the Romanov family, Pekkala was thrown into the gulag.But when Russia comes under threat from an insurgent Nazi Germany, Stalin brings Pekkala backfrom his Siberian exile, appointing him the chief investigator of the red Tsar.As the threat of a Nazi invasion increases, Pekkala finds himself searching for the Romanov's lost gold, investigating the sabotage of Russia's secret weapon, and attempting to rescue the Tsar's amber treasures from Nazi looters.

Roter Zorn

Roter Zorn

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2016

Sam Eastland schreibt seine groartige, historische Kriminalroman-Serie fort und schickt Inspektor Pekkala, den "e;James Bond in Diensten Stalins"e; (Die Literarische Welt), in seinen funften Fall. Ukraine, Anfang 1944: Der Krieg tobt immer brutaler. Nach einem Massaker findet man eine verkohlte Leiche. Alle Indizien deuten darauf hin, dass es sich bei dem Toten um Inspektor Pekkala handelt. Doch Stalin weigert sich, das zu glauben. Auf Befehl des Diktators muss Major Kirow, Pekkalas Assistent, an die Front, um Nachforschungen anzustellen. Tief in den Wldern der Ukraine gert er in den gnadenlosen Partisanenkrieg gegen die Deutschen - und bemerkt viel zu spt, dass er in eine Falle zu laufen droht ... Fr die Leser von Volker Kutscher, Harald Gilbers und Tom Rob Smith

Berlin Red

Berlin Red

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2016

April, 1945.East of Berlin, the Red Army stands poised to unleash its final assault upon the ruined capital of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich.To the north, at a lonely outpost near the Baltic sea, German scientists perfect a guidance system for the mighty V2 rocket, which has already caused massive damage to the cities of London and Antwerp. This device, known only by the codename Diamondstream, will allow the rocket to arrive at its target with pin-point accuracy. So devastating is the potential of this newly-mastered technology that Hitler's promise to the German people of a 'miracle weapon' that will turn the tide of the war might actually come true.When a radio message sent to Hitler's Headquarters, heralding the success of Diamondstream, is intercepted by an English listening station, British Intelligence orders one of its last agents operating in Berlin to acquire the plans for the device, Desperate to evacuate their agent from the doomed city before the Red Army swarms through its streets, British Special Operations turns to the Kremlin for help. They ask for one man in particular - Inspector Pekkala.Anxious to acquire the plans for himself, Stalin readily agrees to risk his finest investigator on what appears to be a suicide mission. But when Pekkala learns the reason that the British have singled him out, he knows that he must make the journey, no matter what the outcome might be. The agent he must rescue is the woman he had planned to marry, before the Revolution tore them apart, sending her to Paris as a refugee and Pekkala to a gulag in Siberia.This time, for Pekkala, it is personal.

Red Icon

Red Icon

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd; a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favorite of Tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye. To unravel the secret of the icon's past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as The Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction years by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed. As Pekkala soon learns, the last survivors of this brutal sect have clung to life in the shadowy forests of Siberia. With the reappearance of the icon, they have returned to claim the treasure they say belongs to them alone, bringing with them a new and terrible weapon to unleash upon the Russian people. Unless the Emerald Eye can stop them.

Roter Schmetterling

Roter Schmetterling

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2015

Sommer 1941: Hitlers Truppen marschieren scheinbar unaufhaltsam voran, uber Russland wird ein deutsches Aufklarungsflugzeug abgeschossen. Darin findet sich ein Gemalde, das auf den ersten Blick einen groen Nachtfalter darstellt. Doch Inspektor Pekkala erkennt in dem Gemalde einen getarnten Grundriss der Zarenresidenz im ehemaligen St. Petersburg. Daraufhin argwohnt Stalin, dass es die Deutschen auf das legendare Bernsteinzimmer abgesehen haben, und schickt Pekkala in die belagerte Stadt.

Red Icon

Red Icon

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd; a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favorite of Tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye. To unravel the secret of the icon's past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as The Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction years by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed. As Pekkala soon learns, the last survivors of this brutal sect have clung to life in the shadowy forests of Siberia. With the reappearance of the icon, they have returned to claim the treasure they say belongs to them alone, bringing with them a new and terrible weapon to unleash upon the Russian people. Unless the Emerald Eye can stop them.

The Beast in the Red Forest

The Beast in the Red Forest

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap. A new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. Pursuing the legend of a half-human creature, said to roam the landscape of this war within a war, each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala's disappearance. Meanwhile, Pekkala's nemesis is also closing in for the kill.

Sibirisch Rot

Sibirisch Rot

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2014

September 1939: Inspektor Pekkala bekommt von Stalin einen neuen, hochst unliebsamen Auftrag. Wieder soll er einen Mord aufklaren. Doch es ist kein gewohnliches Verbrechen. Der Mord hat sich in dem gefurchteten sibirischen Straflager Borodok ereignet - wo Pekkala selbst zehn lange Jahre eingesperrt war und Zwangsarbeit verrichten musste. Nun soll er, als Haftling getarnt, dorthin zuruck. Ein personlicher Alptraum, doch ihm bleibt keine Wahl.

The Red Moth

The Red Moth

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

As Hitler's forces smash into Soviet territory, annihilating the Red Army divisions in its path, a lone German scout plane is forced down. Contained within the briefcase of its passenger is the seemingly inconsequential painting of a hyalophoria cecropia, otherwise known as a red moth. Military Intelligence dismisses the picture as insignificant, but in the state of emergency Stalin suspects a German plot. He summons his old adversary, Inspector Pekkala - the elusive Finn who was once Tsar Nicholas II's personal detective - to discover the real significance of this strange wartime cargo. As the storm gathers around them, Pekkala, together with his assistant from the shadowy Bureau of Special Operations, soon find themselves on the path of the most formidable art thieves in history. Those real target is a secret and prized possession of the Romanovs, once considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. But as the Soviet Union crumbles in the face of the advancing cataclysm, and the chaos of war is everywhere, Pekkala realizes that to protect the Tsar's treasure he must break through enemy lines. His desperate mission is to outfox the German invaders, or face the wrath of Stalin himself.

Der rote Sarg

Der rote Sarg

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2013

Moskau 1939: Oberst Nagorski ist unter mysteriosen Umstanden ums Leben gekommen. Der Ingenieur war fur Stalins wichtigstes Projekt verantwortlich - den neuen, hochgeheimen Panzer T-34, von Spottern auch "e;der rote Sarg"e; genannt. Der Diktator glaubt an Sabotage und vermutet, dass die "e;Weie Gilde"e; Nagorski ermordet hat. Sonderermittler Pekkala erhalt den Auftrag, die Verschworer aufzuspuren - eine lebensgefahrliche Mission. Denn niemand wei, ob es die Gruppe uberhaupt gibt. Der Krimi "e;Der rote Sarg"e; ist Band 2 der Inspektor-Pekkala-Serie von Sam Eastland!

Roter Zar

Roter Zar

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2012

Russland 1929: Eigentlich musste Pekkala tot sein. Seit neun Jahren arbeitet der Zwangsarbeiter fur ein Holzfallerkommando in der sibirischen Taiga. Ein tiefer Fall, denn bis zur Revolution war Pekkala Sonderermittler des Zaren und fur dessen Sicherheit personlich verantwortlich. Doch nun soll Pekkala fur Stalin, den "e;roten Zaren"e;, herausfinden, wie Nikolaus II. und die Romanows umgebracht wurden und wo sie ihren legendaren Schatz versteckt hielten. Pekkala macht sich auf die Suche und gerat schnell in verschworerische Machenschaften. Er wei, dass ihm nicht viel Zeit bleibt. Stalin kennt kein Erbarmen. Es geht um Leben und Tod ...

Siberian Red

Siberian Red

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

SEPTEMBER 1939. THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. Even as the fighting rages in Poland, Stalin's long time obsession with the missing treasure of Tsar Nicholas II is rekindled. An informant claims to have information about the whereabouts of the man entrusted by the Tsar with hiding his gold. As the news of the informant reaches Stalin, however, the man is knifed to death. Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner. There, he must pose as a inmate in order to unravel the mystery . . . As he returns to the nightmares of his past, is this a mission too far for the great Pekkala?

Siberian Red

Siberian Red

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

An informant claims to have information about the whereabouts of the man entrusted by the Tsar with hiding his gold. As the news of the informant reaches Stalin, however, the man is knifed to death. Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner. There, he must pose as a inmate in order to unravel the mystery...As he returns to the nightmares of his past, is this a mission too far for the great Pekkala?

Archive 17

Archive 17

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2012

Stalin's most trusted secret agent, the legendary Inspector Pekkala, is on his deadliest missionone that could save his country . . . or plunge it into the abyss.It is 1939. Russia teeters on the verge of war with Germany. It is also on the brink of bankruptcy. To preserve his regime, Stalin orders a search for the legendary missing gold of Tsar Nicholas II. For this task, he chooses Pekkala, the former investigator for the Tsar. To accomplish his mission, Pekkala will go undercover, returning to Siberia and the nightmare of his own past, where he was once a prisoner in the notorious Gulag known as Borodok.Pekkala must infiltrate a gang of convicts still loyal to the Tsar who, it is rumored, know the whereabouts of the precious gold. He soon learns that the best-kept secrets are those that no one even knows exist.In the brutal frozen fortress where his survival once made him a myth, he begins to unravel the true identity of a murdered inmate, whose own mission to Siberia has lain buried for years deep within the mysterious Archive 17, where long-lost files obscure a shocking conspiracy that could decide the future of the Soviet Union itself. As more people die around him, Pekkala must decide where his true loyalties lie, or else take his place among the dead.With the superb research and stunning suspense that are his trademarks, Sam Eastland delivers his most powerful Pekkala novel yetthe best in a mystery series riveting readers and reviewers alike.

The Red Coffin

The Red Coffin

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2011

It is 1939. The world stands on the brink of Armageddon. In the Soviet Union, years of revolution, fear and persecution have left the country unprepared to face the onslaught of Nazi Germany. For the coming battles, Stalin has placed his hopes on a 30-ton steel monster, known to its inventors as the T-34 tank, and, the 'Red Coffin' to those men who will soon be using it. But the design is not yet complete. And when Colonel Nagorski, the weapon's secretive and eccentric architect, is found murdered, Stalin sends for Pekkala, his most trusted investigator. Stalin is convinced that a sinister group calling itself the White Guild, made up of former soldiers of the Tsar, intend to bring about a German invasion before the Red Coffin is ready. While Soviet engineers struggle to complete the design of the tank, Pekkala must track down the White Guild and expose their plans to propel Germany and Russia into conflict.

Shadow Pass

Shadow Pass

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2011

Pekkala: He was the Romanovs' most trusted investigator. Now he's Stalin's greatest fear. He operates in the shadows of one of history's most notorious regimes. He seeks the truth in a nation where finding it can mean deathor worse. His name his Inspector Pekkala, and this time he's taking on a case with implications far deadlier than anything he can imagine: a shattering revelation that was never meant to be unearthed.Its official name is T-34, and this massive and mysterious new weapon is being developed in total secrecy in the Russian countryside, a thirty-ton killing machine. Its inventor, Colonel Rolan Nagorski, is a rogue genius whose macabre death is considered an accident only by the innocent.And Josef Stalin is no innocent. Suspecting assassins everywhere, he brings in his bestif least obedientdetective to solve a murder that's tantamount to treason. Answerable to no one, Pekkala has the dictator's permission to go anywhere and interrogate anyone. But in Soviet Russia that's easily a death sentence. The closer Pekkala gets to the answers, the more questions he uncoversfirst and foremost, why is the state's most dreaded female operative, Commissar Major Lysenkova, investigating the case when she's only assigned to internal affairs?Pekkala is on a collision course not only with the Soviet secret police but the USSR's deepest military secrets. For what he is about to learn could put Stalin and his Communist state under for goodand bury Pekkala with them.Brilliantly researched and rivetingly plotted, Shadow Pass is a superb story of suspense in a series growing only richerand with a detective getting only better.From the Hardcover edition.

Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2010

It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead. But a reprieve comes when he is summoned by Stalin himself to investigate a crime. His mission - to uncover the men who really killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar's treasure. The reward for success will be his freedom and the chance to re-unite with a woman he would have married if the Revolution had not torn them apart. The price of failure - death. Set against the backdrop of the paranoid and brutal country that Russia became under the rule of Stalin, Eye of the Red Tsar introduces a compelling new figure to readers of crime fiction

Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar

Author: Sam Eastland Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2010

This riveting suspense debut introduces both a stellar new voice and a remarkable detective, an outsider who must use his extraordinary talents to solve the one case that may redeem him.Shortly after midnight on July 17, 1918, the imprisoned family of Tsar Nicholas Romanov was awakened and led down to the basement of the Ipatiev house. There they were summarily executed. Their bodies were hidden away, the location a secret of the Soviet state.A decade later, one man lives in purgatory, banished to a forest on the outskirts of humanity. Pekkala was once the most trusted secret agent of the Romanovs, the right-hand man of the Tsar himself. Now he is Prisoner 4745-P, living a harsh existence in which even the strongest vanish into the merciless Soviet winter.But the state needs Pekkala one last time. The man who knew the Romanovs best is given a final mission: catch their killers, locate the royal child rumored to be alive, and give Stalin the international coup he craves. Find the bodies, Pekkala is told, and you will find your freedom. Find the survivor of that bloody night and you will change history.In a land of uneasy alliances and deadly treachery, pursuing clues that have eluded everyone, Pekkala is thrust into the past where he once reigned. There he will meet the man who betrayed him and the woman he loved and lost in the fires of rebellionand uncover a secret so shocking that it will shake to its core the land he loves.With stunning period detail and crackling suspense, Eye of the Red Tsar introduces a complex and compelling investigator in a fiercely intelligent thriller perfect for readers of Gorky Park, Child 44, and City of Thieves.From the Hardcover edition.

Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar

Author: Sam Eastland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2010

It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead. But a reprieve comes when he is summoned by Stalin himself to investigate a crime. His mission - to uncover the men who really killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar's treasure. The reward for success will be his freedom and the chance to re-unite with a woman he would have married if the Revolution had not torn them apart. The price of failure - death. Set against the backdrop of the paranoid and brutal country that Russia became under the rule of Stalin, Eye of the Red Tsar introduces a compelling new figure to readers of crime fiction

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