Martin Cruz Smith's novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Polar Star, Stalin's Ghost, Rose, December 6, Tatiana, and The Girl from Venice. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of Britain's Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale. He lives in California.
Sprung from a state psychiatric hospital, Arkady Renko takes refuge in Siberia, ultimately working on a Soviet factory ship in the Bering Sea. When one of his shipmates is murdered, he's pressed into service. ``Those eagerly awaiting the return of Renko, the saturnine, chain-smoking police investigator from Moscow who appeared in the bestseller Gorky Park , will be glad to know their hero is back in fine form,'' said PW. Author tour. (July)
"Stunning."--The New York Times Book Review
"Impossible to put down . . . a book of heart-stopping
suspense and intricate plotting, but also a meticulously
researched, ambitious literary work of great distinction."--The
"Martin Cruz Smith writes the most inventive thrillers of anyone in the first rank of thriller writers."--The Washington Post Book World
"Gripping . . . absorbing."--The Philadelphia Inquirer