In an alternate modern Russia surrounded by the still-powerful Ottoman Empire and the Chinese Empire of the Sun, a dead girl in a pink sweater draws disillusioned Detektiv Alexander Kazakov into an investigation that even the girl’s mother wants him to abandon. Kazakov must traverse a landscape of snow and brothels, and a civilization frozen by history to catch a killer no one suspects.
A dead business man and beaten detective draw Detective Kazakov into three simultaneous investigations where he faces foreign spies and larger forces ranged against him. Kazakov must find the killer before his country descends into chaos. A taut mystery with violence and intrigue stalking the grimy, snowbound streets of New Moscow.
The murder of a Kyrgyz healer takes Detective Kazakov away from the looming presidential election to a ski resort. The investigation soon becomes entangled in Kyrgyz protests, and mass disappearances of tribal people, but no one wants to deal with a detective from the city. Drawn deep into the inhospitable mountains, secrets and betrayals threaten the very existence of Kazakov's country.
In an alternate world where the Russian Empire fell and modern Ottoman and Chinese Empires jockey for global supremacy, Ivan's Wolf returns readers to the gritty world of police detective Alexander Kazakov as he investigates the death of a woman at the home of a psychic and deals with the tangled web of conspiracies and lies that menace his country.