'Martin Cruz Smith makes tension rise through the page like a shark's fin’ Independent From the internationally bestselling author of Gorky Park comes a new Arkady Renko story set against the harsh and forbidding landscape of Siberia. Renko must fight against his own demons, as well as the larger global threat posed by Russian spies.
Praise for Martin Cruz Smith:
'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity – a literary triumph' David Young, bestselling author of Stasi Child
'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' Val McDermid
‘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
'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary' Guardian
'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph' Sunday Times
'A wonderful surprise of a novel’ William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier
Martin Cruz Smith is the bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the Arkady Renko thrillers: Gorky Park, Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay, Wolves Eat Dogs, Stalin's Ghost and Three Stations. A recipient of the CWA Gold Dagger award for fiction in the UK, he is also two-time winner of the Hammett Prize in the United States. He lives in northern California with his wife and three children.
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