"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
A LITERARY GUILD MAIN SELECTION
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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