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Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith
  

Tatiana

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One of Maxim Jakubowski's Books of the Year 2013.

Maxim Jakubowski's December 2013 Highly Recommended.

The latest Arkady Renko thriller continues in the tradition of GORKY PARK and sees the idealistic but rough hewn Moscow-based investigator attempting to unravel the death in mysterious circumstances of a political journalist. Renko is a man whose life has been buffeted by the winds of oppression and injustice but as ever he remains on the right side of the law, just about. Despite his recently revealed medical condition, Cruz Smith remains the master of unsettling foreign locales and digs deep into the soul of Russia and its corruption, while presenting us with a moving set of secondary characters that appear to follow Renko in his wake, like followers to a saviour. A fast-paced series that's never disappointed with the expected quota of thrills, red herrings and drop dead moments.

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

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Synopsis

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future.

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 November 2013

Author

Martin Cruz Smith

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849838108

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