Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel

Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel

Martin Cruz Smith


Martin Cruz Smith's “masterful” (USA TODAY) and “irresistible” (People) New York Times bestseller and Washington Post remarkable e-book of the yr: Arkady Renko needs to attach the dots between a Russian journalist’s mysterious demise, corrupt politicians, murderous gangsters, and brazen bureaucrats.

Arkady Renko, one of many iconic investigators of latest fiction, has survived the cultural trip from the Soviet Union to the recent Russia, merely to discover the state as passionate about secrecy and brutality as used to be the outdated Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, the depression hero unravels a secret as complicated and unsafe as glossy Russia itself.

The reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her demise from a sixth-floor window in Moscow a similar week mob billionaire is shot and buried with the trimmings due a lord. the path results in Kaliningrad, a chilly warfare “secret urban” that's separated via hundreds of thousands of miles from the remainder of Russia. The extra Arkady delves into Tatiana’s previous, the extra she leads him right into a surreal international of wandering sand dunes, deserted youngsters, and a pc written within the own code of a lifeless translator. eventually, in a deadly race to discover what the translator knew, Renko makes a startling discovery that pulls him nonetheless deeper into Tatiana’s past—and, ironically, into Russia’s destiny, the place bulletproof vehicles, poets, corruption of the Baltic Fleet, and a butcher for rent mix to provide Kaliningrad the “distinction” of getting the top crime cost in Russia.

More than a secret, Tatiana is Martin Cruz Smith’s so much bold and politically bold novel seeing that Gorky Park. it's a tale wealthy in personality, black humor, and romance, with an perception that's the hallmark of a author The New York Times has known as “endlessly exciting and deeply serious…[not only] our greatest author of suspense, yet of 1 of our greatest writers, period.”

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