Martyn Burke


Martyn Burke, novelist and award-winning director/writer of both documentaries and dramatic films, has travelled extensively from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon jungles, finding himself in the middle of wars and revolutions in Vietnam and Afghanistan. He has made undercover documentaries on the Mafia and KGB. He is the author of six books: The Commissar's Report, Laughing War, Ivory Joe, The Truth About the Night, Tiara, and The Shelling of Beverly Hills. A native of Canada, he divides his time between Toronto and Santa Monica.

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The Commissar's Report
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,220. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this Cold War satire, Dimitri, a young Kremlin spy is secretly smitten by the sirens of capitalism. When he is assigned to the Soviet Consulate in New York City, he is thrilled. But his talent for making money on Wall Street creates problems with the Kremlin. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, it is lauded as “a wonder of intense, cinematic storytelling” by the Wall Street Journal.