Wolves Eat Dogs
Chernobyl: the Zone of Exclusion. A ghostly place, deserted and forgotten for almost two decades; now inhabited by militia, shady scavengers, a few reckless scientists, and some elderly Ukrainian peasants ...This is the eerie and dangerous world Inspector Arkady Renko must navigate if he is to... show more
Chernobyl: the Zone of Exclusion. A ghostly place, deserted and forgotten for almost two decades; now inhabited by militia, shady scavengers, a few reckless scientists, and some elderly Ukrainian peasants ...This is the eerie and dangerous world Inspector Arkady Renko must navigate if he is to find out the truth behind the death of one of Russia's richest oligarchs. Pasha Ivanov has been found dead on the pavement outside his luxury high-rise apartment in Moscow. It seems like a straightforward suicide, but Renko, never one to take evidence at face value, refuses to drop the case, and there is something puzzling him: a mountain of salt found in Ivanov's wardrobe ...Determined to look deeper into the circumstances of Ivanov's demise, he acquaints himself with this wealthy businessman's powerful and corrupt circle, until his investigations lead him to Chernobyl's notorious Zone of Exclusion, where the body of Lev Timofeyev, Ivanov's former research partner, has been discovered in a contaminated cemetery ...Masterfully crafted and told with extraordinary insight and imaginative breadth, the bestselling author of GORKY PARK brings us Renko's most beguiling and unusual adventure to date.
Publish date: October 7th 2005
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Arkady Renko (#5)
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...