Thursday, August 18, 2016


The Dead Don't Bleed is a beautiful little mystery/suspense whodunit by David Krugler. The time  and place is Washington DC as World War II is winding down, and a young naval intelligence officer is tasked with finding a fellow intelligence officer's murder. He ends up going undercover, as the likelihood of an active Communist cell in the capital becomes certain, and much of the book is taken up by not only his adventures as his assumed identity, but the conflict it causes within him internally. The ending was a big surprise to me, and I can't really comment more on it without giving it away. But the story is riveting and plausible, and I am actually looking forward to seeing if Krugler is going to make a series out of this character.

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