Wolves Eat Dogs
In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created an iconic detective of contemporary fiction. Quietly subversive, brilliantly analytical, and haunted by melancholy, Arkady Renko survived, barely, the journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find his transformed nation... show more
In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created an iconic detective of contemporary fiction. Quietly subversive, brilliantly analytical, and haunted by melancholy, Arkady Renko survived, barely, 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. In Wolves Eat Dogs, Renko returns for his most enigmatic and baffling case: 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. It is still aglow with radioactivity, now inhabited only by the militia, shady scavengers, a few reckless scientists, 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.
Publish date: January 3rd 2006
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Arkady Renko (#5)
Decent book focusing on Chernobyl. Enjoyed the detective with a Russian tilt.
I really like the main character of Arkady but this one didn't entirely work for me. There are too many people strolling around in this book who are of such minor importance that they really don't have to be there in the first place. This just muddles the plot. Then you know the pace has slowed down...
I think this one is one of my favourites of the Renko novels, and one of the most chilling in terms of plots and settings. Watch out for those summer colds...For the complete review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/content_176803647108
I just really love Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko spy thrillers. I like his other books too, but there's just something about these... I was really sad that after I read this book, there'd be no more that I hadn't read... and then I went online, and there's a new one out due next month! Yay! "Stalin's Gh...