It's the middle of a hot summer day in the capital of tsarist Russia. A doctor brings home a fancy box of chocolates for his wife and son - a strange gift on a scorching afternoon. Within an hour, both mother and child die an excruciating death, and the doctor is arrested, suspected of poisoning. For investigator Porfiry Petrovich, this peculiar incident seems too little to worry about in the sweltering heat - until other murders start occurring on the other side of town, pointing to a pattern both subtle and surprising. It is merely the beginning of a journey that will bring him face-to-face with incomprehensible horror and brutality.
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