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  • ISBN 1569475857
  • ISBN13 978-1569475850
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Genelin
  • Publisher Soho Crime (July 1, 2009)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats doc mbr lrf docx
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1194 kb
  • Size Fb2 1551 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 115

Jana entered the Czechoslovak police force as young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The Communist regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter’s respect for her. But she has never stopped being a seeker of justice. Now, she has risen to the rank of commander in the Slovak police force and is based in the capital, Bratislava, a crossroads of central Europe. She liaises with colleagues across the continent to track a master criminal whose crimes include extortion, murder, kidnapping, and the operation of a vast human trafficking network. This investigation takes her from Kiev in Ukraine to the headquarters of the European Community in Strasbourg, France; from Vienna to Nice during the Carnival, as she searches for a ruthless killer and the beautiful young Russian woman he is determined to either capture or destroy.

A bad time to bring a novice in on a death investigation, particularly a police officer who had the work habits of a Seges. Nonetheless, procedure had to be followed now. Time to finish this phase of the investigation.

A bad time to bring a novice in on a death investigation, particularly a police officer who had the work habits of a Seges. The man had transferred in from working pickpockets and thought all he ever had to do was to stand around in crowds looking inconspicuous, and the criminals would invariably reveal themselves by sticking their hands in his pockets. There would be lots of questions she would have to answer later.

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Michael Genelin Siren of the Waters is the first book in a series featuring Jana Matinova, a police detective in Slovakia

Siren of the Waters is the first book in a series featuring Jana Matinova, a police detective in Slovakia. The story opens with a car accident in which several women and one man are killed.

2 Chapter 29 The very tanned man filled up an extraordinary amount of space. It was not that he was so large. His presence alone managed to substitute for volume. As he stood next to the shop window. watching the reflections from across the street, the pedestrians gave him a wide berth. It was not because he appeared fearsome, but because he was formidable, as the French might say, someone with whom you would not trifle. The man had picked this window deliberately. It even had a mirror in one segment of its display case, which fit his needs better than the other windows.

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Michael Genelin" debut novel "Siren of the Waters" is a mixed bag. On one hand he has a deft hand in describing the life in new Slovakia and a marvelous new detective Jana Matinova, lady with lot of scars, both on her body and her soul. On the other hand his plotting is convoluted and clumsy. Maybe his next book will fulfill the potential this writer obviously has.

Siren of the Waters: A Jana Matinova Investigation. Genelin has allowed his readers to understand an area of the world hidden from Western eyes for a long time. Slovakia viable territory for intriguing crime stories. Newsday Jana Matinova is an attractive character. The Oregonian Jana entered the Czechoslovak police force as young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The Communist regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter’s respect for her.

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Siren of the Waters Genelin Michael Random House (USA) 9781569475850 : The first in the Commander Jana .

Siren of the Waters Genelin Michael Random House (USA) 9781569475850 : The first in the Commander Jana Matinova series.

In the first book in Michael Genelin’s new series begins as Jana Matinova examines the site of a car crash that killed seven people

Commander Jana’s Matinova investigation of the deaths in a van crash leads her into the murky world of human trafficking. The story is set against flashbacks to Jana’s past and the destruction of her family in Communist Czechoslovakia. The villain is extraordinarily brutal and Jana’s pursuit takes her to the Ukraine as well as southern France. In the first book in Michael Genelin’s new series begins as Jana Matinova examines the site of a car crash that killed seven people. Most of them are prostitutes from Eastern Europe.

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Gathris
Having had the opportunity to read the fifth in this series a while ago I've been champing at the bit to go back to the start - SIREN OF THE WATERS. Sneaking this in amongst a lot of required reading recently was quite a treat, although now I'm wondering when I'll get a chance to read two, three and four now. Hopefully before a lot more of them come out.

This series debut starts out with a car crash that has killed seven people, most of whom are prostitutes from Eastern Europe. Quickly the investigation switches to one about human trafficking, and organised crime. Along the way the background of Matinova is built up - from a young woman in the Czechoslovakian police force, married to an actor, with a young daughter. The novel looks back in a fair amount of detail, woven into the current day story, to the time that her marriage disintegrated; her much loved husband became more erratic, ultimately going on the run as an enemy of the state; and the eventual estrangement of her only daughter.

The plot quite quickly becomes rather complicated with a lot of elements thrown at the reader so you'll need to pay attention. Whilst she finds and works with colleagues wherever she goes, always, at the middle of everything is the taciturn and complicated Matinova.

You really get a sense of what it must have been like to live in a Communist regime like the one in Czechoslovakia. The constant foreboding, the little steps required to put yourself out of favour with the regime, and the lengths that families had to go to in order to survive. Matinova's family story is particularly sad, and goes to explain a lot about her character style and motivation. Having said that, reading a book further on in the series first means she is less morose, more determined; less humourless and more introspective.

Once the complications of the plot start to reveal there's a decent balancing act maintained between that and the character development, with the focus being very much on Matinova, but providing some context for her friendship with her boss - Trokan. He's a great character, not just because he's supportive of her, but because he's a bit larger than life, and very good at working the system to have survived in the way that he does.

There's something very nice about having a series to look forward to, especially now with the opportunity, finally, to go back to the start. Am now really looking forward to filling in more of the gaps.

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Yozshunris
If you are interested in how the police operated in eastern Europe before the Czech Republic broke up, this book will enlighten. Our heroine solves the case with a few twists and turns in somewhat usual fashion(and she does have a powerful bureaucrat looking out for her). Of interest, to me, is how the characters are portrayed and finally dealt with. Also, the book does provide a bit of a traveloge, if you are interested. I do have the next two books in the series and look forward to reading them.
Moswyn
Well-drawn characters were submerged in a needlessly complicated plot. Elmore Leonard showed that if you have good characters, concentrate on them and keep the plot interesting but simple.
Kulafyn
This police procedural takes place in Slovakia under the former restrictive government. The main character, a female detective with a complex back story, faces personal and professional obstacles while trying to find a killer. This is the first of a series of four novels and I'm looking forward to reading them all.
I_LOVE_228
Michael Genelin" debut novel "Siren of the Waters" is a mixed bag. On one hand he has a deft hand in describing the life in new Slovakia and a marvelous new detective Jana Matinova, lady with lot of scars , both on her body and her soul.On the other hand his plotting is convoluted and clumsy. Maybe his next book will fulfill the potential this writer obviously has.
Snake Rocking
I read this for our book club. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but picked up. The end was rather unsatisfactory...unless this is going to be an overreaching story arc for the series.
Inerrace
I enjoyed the first book in the Matinova series as much for the setting - Slovakia - and the politics, both current and past, as I did the story itself. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Kept me wondering until the very end . Gives you an idea of what it was like to live in a communist country .