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Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith
Gorky Park
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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical... show more
“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, ruthless, and well-connected American fur dealer. Meanwhile, Renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.“Once one gets going, one doesn’t want to stop. . . . The action is gritty, the plot complicated, [and] the overriding quality is intelligence.”–The Washington Post“Reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be.” –The New York Times Book Review“An unbelievable achievement . . . vivid, witty . . . completely fascinating.”–Boston Herald American“Gripping, romantic, and dazzlingly original.”–Cosmopolitan
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812977240 (0812977246)
ASIN: 812977246
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
Series: Arkady Renko (#1)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
Arkady Renko is an honest man. But he lives in a place at a time when honest men just don't fit. As a chief investigator for the prosecutor general of Moscow in the late 1970s, Renko is surrounded by careerists, villains, thieves, murderers, psychopaths, and schemers. While everyone is looking out f...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Better than the movie (but you knew that)
So this is a spy novel. Sorta. So this is a love story. Kinda, as long as you ignore the fact that the romance sub-plot feels a bit contrived and is totally more of a Hollywood type love plot. You know the kind they throw in because they think women li...
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.0 Completed July 11, 2014
Everybody plays the fool...sometime.There's no exception to the rule - listen baby!It may be factual, it may be cruel...I ain't lying.Everybody plays the fool. - AARON NEVILLE When the lie becomes the truth, when the fool wields all the power, when there are no rules, and exceptions abound....be...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
4.0 Gorky Park
Really good
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Gorky Park (Arkady Renko #1)
bookshelves: film-only, summer-2011, slavic, mystery-thriller, published-1981, noir Read from June 17 to 18, 2011 William Hurt ... Arkady Renko Lee Marvin ... Jack Osborne Brian Dennehy ... William Kirwill Ian Bannen ... Iamskoy Joanna Pacula ... Irina Asanova Michael Elphick ... Pasha Ric...
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