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Crime thriller set in the late-1980s in the Soviet Union. Detective Vadim Timurovic Lesiev tries to track down a terrible serial killer who has raped, murdered and devoured more than fifty children. The murderer is the seriously deranged Professor Evilenko, who, on the surface, is the respectable teacher of the history of Russian literature at an orphanage in the Moscow suburbs. In order to catch him, Lesiev has to try to get into the mind of the killer.

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