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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
  

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A 2014 World Book Night selection.

S&S is delighted to welcome the internationally bestselling author Martin Cruz Smith, the original master of the global thriller

If you like Martin Cruz Smith you might also like to read books by Glenn Meade, Robert Harris and Dan Fesperman.

Synopsis

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

A 2014 World Book Night selection.

In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the brutal murder leaves the victims unidentifiable with faces and fingers missing. Renko must battle political and corporate corruption internationally, from the USSR to the USA, to uncover the truth - and he must fight for his own life in doing so. Meanwhile, he is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.

Reviews

'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph'
Sunday Times

'Brilliant...enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind'
The New Yorker

'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary'
Guardian

'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity - a literary triumph'
David Young, bestselling author of

'Stasi Child' `Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream'
Mail on Sunday

`Cleverly and intelligently told, The Girl from Venice is a truly riveting tale of love, mystery and rampant danger. I loved it
Kate Furnivall, author of

'The Liberation' 'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe'
Val McDermid

'Smith can make tension rise through the page like a shark's fin'
Independent

About the Author

Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Polar Star, Red Square, Rose, Havana Bay and Stalin’s Ghost. A recipient of the CWA Gold Dagger for fiction in the UK, he is also two-time winner of the Hammett Prize in the United States. He lives with his wife and children in northern California.

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Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Martin Cruz Smith

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www.martincruzsmith.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781471131080

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