The Cleansing Flames

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 mEaster, 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.
The Cleansing Flames Easter 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 Cana

  • Title: The Cleansing Flames
  • Author: R.N. Morris
  • ISBN: 9780571259168
  • Page: 250
  • Format: ebook
    • [PDF] Download ☆ The Cleansing Flames | by Ý R.N. Morris
      250 R.N. Morris
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ☆ The Cleansing Flames | by Ý R.N. Morris
      Posted by:R.N. Morris
      Published :2019-02-25T16:49:24+00:00

    About the Author

    R.N. Morris

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Roger N Morris born 1960 in Manchester is an English writer and advertising copywriter His short fiction has been published in a number of mainstream, genre, and literary publications One of his short stories, The Devil s Drum , appeared in the horror anthology Darkness Rising, and was subsequently made into an opera performed by the Solaris Musical Theatre Company in the Purcell Room on London s South Bank AKA Roger MorrisSeries Porfiry Petrovich

    150 Comment

    • Elizabeth A. said:
      May 24, 2019 - 16:49 PM

      The Cleansing Flames, the fourth book in author R.N. Morris’ series featuring Russian Magistrate Porfiry Petrovich, finds spring creeping upon St. Petersburg. But as the snow and ice recede, the fires begin to burn. Fresh on the heels of revolution in Paris, pockets of radicals in Russia’s capital are sowing the seeds of revolution. Part of their manifesto includes setting fires to notable properties in order to burn down, literally and figuratively, the symbols of the perceived failures of [...]

    • Carole Tyrrell said:
      May 24, 2019 - 16:49 PM

      The Cleansing Flames is the fourth in the series of St Petersburg mysteries and begins on the night of a fire in 1872 at the auspicious time of Easter. A disgruntled junior magistrate, Pavel Virginsky, is drawn to it and, as he watches, a stranger hands him a poem against God before vanishing. On the same night, 5 sailors dive into the Winter Canal but 6 bodies come out. A passer-by, Damya Kozodavlev, recognises the corpse's face and hurries away into the night on the pretext of calling the poli [...]

    • Rob Kitchin said:
      May 24, 2019 - 16:49 PM

      The Cleansing Flames is the fourth instalment of Morris' Inspector Porfiry Petrovich series and the first I've read. Whilst there is much to admire about Morris' writing, especially his wry observations, social and political historicisation and sense of place, for my tastes the story suffered from a weak plot, some non-credible characters, and being overly long. The plot holds much promise, centring on a political cell in Tsarist St Petersburg. However, the cell seemed so weakly organised and ru [...]

    • Guessmykat said:
      May 24, 2019 - 16:49 PM

      This is the one with the body that reappears after the spring thaw. In Russia. Now that's a cold body.

    Leave a Reply