When Inspector Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at a murder scene, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer. But when the victim's father turns out to be a leading government minister, the pressure is on Borubaev to solve the case not only quickly, but also quietly, and by any means possible
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