"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 - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This book is set in the former USSR and Germany in the summer of 1991. Those of us who can remember that far back will recall that summer as a time when the fate of Russia could have gone a different ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing
Each time I read one of his novels I'm impressed by the ability of the author to create a palpable atmosphere. The Soviet Union of this novel is one in free fall, run by rival crime gangs where hard ... Read full review