A Gentleman from the Darkness

A Gentleman from the Darkness

A Gentleman from the Darkness

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Third Place Book Award

Third Place Award

Fiction > Mystery - Thriller


A wolf in gentlemen’s clothing tracks his prey while a young mother protects her children from the evil assassin. It is 1968, and the secretive Group of Thirty has resisted the new Czech regime installed after the Prague Spring. Professor Valentýn Hrubý leads this campus group, fighting for the reforms crushed by Russian tanks. Hrubý keeps lists to help his forgetfulness; unfortunately, the authorities find one of these lists, one that shows the names of his associates. The new government hires an assassin to track and dispose of the group’s members. Dressed in a three-piece suit and topped by his ever-present black fedora, Karanosz Tasev stalks his prey. It is Friday, twelve days before Christmas, and the wolf has arrived.