His investigation introduces him to a beautiful Cuban policewoman; to the rituals of Santeria; to an American fugitive and a group of ruthless mercenaries. When the corpse of a russian is hauled from the oily waters of Havana Bay, Arkady Renko comes to Cuba to identify the body.
Red Square: A NovelBallantine Books - Powerful. The philadelphia Inquirer “Absorbing. The new york Times“Extraordinary. Time. Hounded by this terrifying new underworld, defector Irina Asanova, chased by the ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, Arkady can only hope desperately for escape. But fate has something else in store.
. New york times bestseller • a new york times notable book • “sharply, evocatively written and elaborately plotted. Red square should find as many friends as did Gorky Park. The washington post book worldback from exile in the hellish reaches of the Soviet Union, even his job, homicide investigator Arkady Renko discovers that his country, his Moscow, are nearly dead.
Red Square: A Novel - But his enemies are very much alive, and foremost among them are the powerful black-market crime lords of the Russian mafia. Smith at his best. The wall street Journal “A crackling suspense thriller. The boston Globe “Fascinating. Gripping.
Wolves Eat Dogs 5 The Arkady Renko NovelsGallery Books SG-USB-465 - Quietly subversive, arkady renko survived, and haunted by melancholy, barely, brilliantly analytical, the journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find his transformed nation just as obsessed with corruption and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. A moscow detective is sent to chernobyl for a frightening case in the most spectacular entry yet in Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko series.
In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created an iconic detective of contemporary fiction. It is still aglow with radioactivity, a few reckless scientists, now inhabited only by the militia, shady scavengers, and some elderly peasants who refuse to relocate. Renko’s journey to this ghostly netherworld, the crimes he uncovers there, and the secrets they reveal about the New Russia make for an unforgettable adventure.
Wolves Eat Dogs 5 The Arkady Renko Novels - In wolves eat dogs, renko returns for his most enigmatic and baffling case yet: the death of one of Russia’s new billionaires, which leads him to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion—closed to the world since 1986’s nuclear disaster.
Polar StarBallantine Books - A book of heart-stopping suspense and intricate plotting, but also a meticulously researched, ambitious literary work of great distinction. The detroit news “martin cruz Smith writes the most inventive thrillers of anyone in the first rank of thriller writers. The washington post Book World “Gripping.
But when an adventurous female crew member is picked up dead with the day’s catch, Renko is ordered by his captain to investigate an accident that has all the marks of murder. He lost his party membership. Once moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in the middle of the Bering Sea.
Polar Star - . Up against the celebrated soviet bureaucracy once more, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he was in Gorky Park and solve a chilling mystery fraught with international complications. Praise for Polar Star “Stunning. The new york times book Review “Impossible to put down. Absorbing. The philadelphia Inquirer.
Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel 6 The Arkady Renko NovelsGallery Books - There, renko must confront the ghost of his own father, amidst the detritus, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs -- the Red Diggers and Black Diggers -- collect the bones, weapons and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are surprises.
The investigation leads to the fields of Tver outside of Moscow, where once a million soldiers fought. Decidedly better than that of renko, whose lover, a hero of the far right and, Eva, Renko suspects, a charismatic veteran of the civil war in Chechnya, has left him for Detective Nikolai Isakov, a killer for hire.
The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating. Detective arkady renko returns to Moscow in the internationally bestselling series about Russian crimes, broken hearts, and the mysteries of the soul.
Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel 6 The Arkady Renko Novels - Investigator arkady renko, the pariah of the moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The cases entwine, and Renko's quests become a personal inquiry fueled by jealousy.
Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel 7 The Arkady Renko NovelsGallery Books - For the last three decades, beginning with the trailblazing Gorky Park, Renko and Smith have captivated readers with detective tales set in Russia. In three stations, Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. An unwed teenage mother headed to Moscow to seek a new life. He uses his biting humor and intuitive leaps to fight not only wrongdoers but the corrupt state apparatus as well.
In three stations, smith produces a complex and haunting vision of an emergent Russia’s secret underclass of street urchins, greedy thugs and a bureaucracy still paralyzed by power and fear. . A cruel-hearted soldier looking furtively, forcibly, for sex. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub.
Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel 7 The Arkady Renko Novels - Renko uncovers a web of death, money, madness and a kidnapping that threatens the woman he is coming to love and the lives of children he is desperate to protect. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues, most notably an invitation to Russia’s premier charity ball, the billionaires’ Nijinksy Fair.
An infant disappearing without a trace. A passenger train hurtling through the night. Thus a sordid death becomes interwoven with the lifestyles of Moscow’s rich and famous, many of whom are clinging to their cash in the face of Putin’s crackdown on the very oligarchs who placed him in power.
Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel 8 The Arkady Renko NovelsSimon & Schuster - It is a story rich in character, black humor, but of one of our best writers, with an insight that is the hallmark of a writer The New York Times has called “endlessly entertaining and deeply serious…not merely our best writer of suspense, and romance, period. Simon Schuster. In tatiana, the melancholy hero unravels a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself.
The trail leads to kaliningrad, a Cold War “secret city” that is separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. More than a mystery, tatiana is Martin Cruz Smith’s most ambitious and politically daring novel since Gorky Park. The reporter tatiana petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord.
Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel 8 The Arkady Renko Novels - Martin cruz smith's “masterful” usa today and “irresistible” people new York Times bestseller and Washington Post notable book of the year: Arkady Renko must connect the dots among a Russian journalist’s mysterious death, murderous gangsters, corrupt politicians, and brazen bureaucrats. Arkady renko, has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship.
The more arkady delves into tatiana’s past, abandoned children, the more she leads him into a surreal world of wandering sand dunes, and a notebook written in the personal code of a dead translator. Finally, poets, where bulletproof cars, in a lethal race to uncover what the translator knew, Renko makes a startling discovery that draws him still deeper into Tatiana’s past—and, paradoxically, into Russia’s future, corruption of the Baltic Fleet, and a butcher for hire combine to give Kaliningrad the “distinction” of having the highest crime rate in Russia.
Gorky Park 1 The Arkady Renko NovelsSimon & Schuster - A wonderfully textured, vivid look behind the Iron Curtain, Gorky Park is a tense, atmospheric, and memorable crime story. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, ruthless, he must battle the KGB, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, FBI, and well-connected American fur dealer. Simon Schuster.
. The first in a classic series, gorky park “reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be” The New York Times Book Review. Meanwhile, renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession.
Gorky Park 1 The Arkady Renko Novels - Once one gets going, the plot complicated, one doesn’t want to stop…The action is gritty, and the overriding quality is intelligence” The Washington Post. The arkady renko book that started it all: the #1 bestseller Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith, an espionage classic that begins the series, “the master of the international thriller” The New York Times.
It begins with a triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing.
The Girl from VeniceSimon & Schuster - From martin cruz smith, a suspenseful world war ii love story set against the beauty, “a master of the international thriller” The New York Times, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. Simon Schuster. This act of kindness leads them into the world of partisans, everywhere, random executions, and, the arts of forgery and high explosives, the black market and gold, Mussolini’s broken promises, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.
With martin cruz smith’s trademark suspense, and breathtaking romance during World War II Italy, The Girl from Venice is “a gripping evocation of a beautiful nation and of two people, action, trapped in the lunacy of war and the bravery it can inspire” The Seattle Times. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.
The Girl from Venice - . Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht.
Gypsy in Amber Roman Grey NovelsSimon & Schuster - The cops are determined to pin the blame on a gypsy. One girl lay trembling in her apartment, as the strange intruders forced open her bedroom door, and the waking nightmare began. From “the master of the international thriller” the New York Times and the bestselling author of Tatiana and Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith’s first mystery novel—a classic crime whodunit with a shocking twist.
One girl was dead, one girl was threatened, one girl was possessed. A murder threatens to force the police into a confrontation with New York’s gypsy community. One girl was found horribly mutilated, the victim of a rite that no sane person believed could take place in the modern world. And one girl discovered that her body and her soul were no longer her own.
Gypsy in Amber Roman Grey Novels - . But antique dealer roman grey knows there is more to the case than the convenient closing of a crime file, and he vows to bring the truly guilty to justice. Simon Schuster. Simon Schuster. You’ll never guess the secret of Gypsy in Amber.