Red Square

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Random House, 1992 - Fiction - 418 pages
7 Reviews
"Sharply, evocatively written and elaborately plotted...It should find as many friends as did GORKY PARK."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Back from exile, Arkady Reko returns to find that his country, his Moscow, even his job, are nearly dead. Not so his enemies. Hounded by the Russian mafia, chased by ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, Arkady can only hope for escape. Fate, however, has other ideas....
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

I liked this a lot at the beginning, when Arkady first starts to investigate the murder of his friend/informant. But slowly, and gradually, I lost interest, as the book jumped to Germany and a love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hanneri - LibraryThing

Martin Cruz Smith creates a fully formed protagonist in Arkady Renko. His character is at odds with almost everything around him in the freshly created ruins behind the Iron Curtain. His disgust at ... Read full review

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Martin Cruz Smith is a writer of suspense novels. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 1942 but grew up in New Mexico and the Philadelphia area. Smith earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Smith worked for local television stations, newspapers, and the Associated Press. His early work was published under the names Simon Quinn, Jake Logan, and Martin Smith. Smith is best known for a series of suspense/thrillers featuring Investigator Arkady Renko. The first of these books, Gorky Park, was published in 1981 and adapted as a film starring William Hurt and Lee Marvin two years later. An earlier film of his work, Nightwing, directed by Arthur Hiller, was released in 1979. Smith is a member of the Authors League of America and the Authors Guild.