Gorky Park, Volume 1

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The "gripping, romantic, and dazzlingly original" (Cosmopolitan) Arkady Renko book that started it all: the #1 bestseller Gorky Park, an espionage classic that begins the series, by Martin Cruz Smith, "the master of the international thriller" (The New York Times).

It begins with a triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, ruthless, and well-connected American fur dealer. Meanwhile, Renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.

"Brilliant...there are enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind" (The New Yorker) in this wonderfully textured, vivid look behind the Iron Curtain. "Once one gets going, one doesn't want to stop...The action is gritty, the plot complicated, and the overriding quality is intelligence" (The Washington Post). The first in a classic series, Gorky Park "reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be" (The New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Pocket Books
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
Pages
608
Dimensions
4.3 X 1.3 X 7.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9781982132149
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About the Author

Martin Cruz Smith's novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Nightwing, Polar Star, Stalin's Ghost, Rose, December 6, Tatiana, The Girl from Venice, and The Siberian Dilemma. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award and Britain's Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale. He lives in California.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR GORKY PARK

"Reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be." -The New York Times Book Review

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

"Once one gets going, one doesn't want to stop. . . . The action is gritty, the plot complicated, [and] the overriding quality is intelligence." -The Washington Post

"An unbelievable achievement . . . vivid, witty . . . completely fascinating." -The Boston Herald

"Gripping, romantic, and dazzlingly original." -Cosmopolitan