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City of Thieves
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Blackstone Publishing 2008
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When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a chance at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible.

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Street Date:
5/9/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481538909
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APA Citation (style guide)

David Benioff. (2008). City of Thieves. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

David Benioff. 2008. City of Thieves. Blackstone Publishing.

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David Benioff, City of Thieves. Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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David Benioff. City of Thieves. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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