Study Guide

Child 44 Characters

By Tom Rob Smith

Leo Demidov

Leo Demidov is so cool that he's officially beaten Leonardo DiCaprio as our number-one Leo of all...

Raisa

Without Raisa, Leo would never have been able to stop Andrei. Although the couple endures their...

General Nesterov

Like many characters in Child 44, General Nesterov is a good dude stuck in a tough spot. Nesterov...

Andrei

Andrei is part Peter Pan and part Hannibal Lecter—a dastardly combination if we've ever...

Ivan

Ivan is the coolest, smartest, most sensitive guy that Raisa has ever met. You might even think...

Stepan and Anna Demidov

At first, Leo's parents seem like totally normal, hard-working people—probably not that...

Vasili Nikitin

What can we say about Vasili Nikitin that hasn't already been said about infectious diseases? The...