Profusion Publishers - Independent British Publishing House, based in London


Kill the General

by Bogdan Hrib

A suspenseful roller coaster ride through the transitions which have taken place over the last decades in Romanian history.
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"...good reads offering an insight into a country that remains mysterious to many of us."
Julian Cole
The Press, York

"... an exciting thriller. It is certain that Bogdan Hrib can write and that his translators have done a great job."
Gisela Lehmer
Crime Chronicles

"Outwardly, this is, as described by the publishers, a thriller. But it is more than that. Written with footnotes, it is an explanatory work on Romanian life and customs, words and meanings (especially important when voicing criticism, even in Post-Ceausescu times, means cloaking it in layers of obfuscation), and gives a fascinating insider look on a society most of us know nothing about."
Adrian Magson
Shots Magazine

Bogdan Hrib's KILL THE GENERAL is an explosive thriller - and not just because it talks about Chernobyl and a bloody revolution. Out this November

“Stelian Munteanu, lover, killer and Bucharest boy, is a hero who tells us more than we ever imagined about our times. Stelian, a book editor with a sideline in international police work, has to kill a man, a general whose book he’s just published. Will he pull the trigger?

Kill the General is an exciting and suspenseful thriller. It is also a complex and detailed character study of an individual - a roller coaster ride through the transitions which have taken place over the last decades in Romanian history.” (Mike Phillips)

“It’s early. The city is sleeping. I cannot pull the trigger. The time is flying. If I don’t make a decision now... I have no guarantee that the general will still be here the following night. I should get this job done and get the hell out of here!”

BOGDAN HRIB is the author of the Stelian Munteanu series. Kill the General is his first book translated into English.

• Kill the General
Translated from the Romanian by Ramona Mitrica, Mike Phillips, and Mihai Risnoveanu. Paperback, Profusion (London, Nov 2011), ISBN 13: 978-0-9568676-0-5

Profusion Crime Series
Attack in the Library by George Arion, Kill the General by Bogdan Hrib, Anatomical Clues by Oana Stoica-Mujea, Rîmaru - Butcher of Bucharest by Mike Phillips and Stejarel Olaru.
Series Editor: Mike Phillips

ReviewsProduct tags
Surprising, unusual and intriguing
This book is different. It is always nice to read a story from an unusual aspect.
I am an experienced visitor to Romania, but I particularly found the footnotes explaining certain Romanian minutiae (small facts and details) particularly helpful. All languages have their specific colloquialisms.
It is good to be able to almost experience being the leading character.
The descriptions and the narrative are great. It helps the reader understand everything despite the translation from Romana to English.
I imagined before I started reading that switching the chapters from the 1980's to 2010 (the present day) and back would be at best confusing. However, the story was so good, I hardly noticed.
Basically, it is a very good, bizarre and curious story, told in a different way to the way we Brits are used to. It is also imaginative and inventive. Keeps you guessing all the way.
An excellent book.
I loved it.
I would recommend it.

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