I read only 20% (Vadim hooks up with Gavril) I could one day come back to reading, I don’t know. My main the only reason why I decided to abandon this book is Dan’s decision to spare Vadim’s life after Vadim confessed he will continue to rape and after that kill his victims. Strangely enough is Dan who I can’t respect as character after that. Vadim is brute, selfish and sadistic person but he also is honest, strong willed and that makes me unwillingly respect him. The descriptions of Vadim’s flat in Moscow made me want to laugh and cry. This is so stereotypical poor Soviets living in trashy conditions. There is also one thing that bothers me, I can imagine this book (what I have read of it) homophobic propaganda why there should be no homosexuals in army –they will rape and spoil heterosexual men.