Polar Star (Arkady Renko Series #2)

Polar Star (Arkady Renko Series #2)

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by Martin Cruz Smith
     
 

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Arkady Renko has made too many enemies and now he toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship in the middle of the Bering Sea. But when a female crew member is picked up dead with the day's catch, Arkady becomes obsessed with the case and once again discovers more than he wants to know and certainly more than he bargained for....

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Arkady Renko has made too many enemies and now he toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship in the middle of the Bering Sea. But when a female crew member is picked up dead with the day's catch, Arkady becomes obsessed with the case and once again discovers more than he wants to know and certainly more than he bargained for....

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345367655
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
Arkady Renko Series, #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.01(d)

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Polar Star (Arkady Renko Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting follow up to the events of Gorky Park. Renko, his life and career in ruin, is in exile in Siberia. The details of life on the ship are excruciatingly real. The cast of characters, thrown together under extreme circumstances, is revealed in all the painful bitterness and vulnerability of their humanity. When Renko is called upon to investigate a murder on board the ship, he is caught up in the inevitable conflict between politics and justice, self-preservation and conscience. Renko simply can't stop looking for answers. Couldn't put the book down. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Russian militia investigator Arkady Renko returns after the brilliant international thriller Gorky Park. Author Martin Cruz Smith keeps the tension high and the characters real. Cruz is the master of the intelligent thriller, and his literary creation is the best since George Smiley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A stone den with a bunch of stone cabniets for medicine. A rock bed for paients.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that I picked up Gorky Park because that book lead me to its sequel, Polar Star. This book, and character, are so enjoyable its almost hard to describe. While it seems all is at its lowest for underwhelming former investigator, Arkady Renko, the reader knows that somehow things will turn out for Renko. Unlike most serials however, everything isn't always coming roses for the lead and that's a part of this that is fantastic. Great stuff!
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