Polar Star (Arkady Renko Series #2)

Polar Star (Arkady Renko Series #2)

by Martin Cruz Smith

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Overview

He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in the middle of the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous female crew member is picked up dead with the day’s catch, Renko is ordered by his captain to investigate an accident that has all the marks of murder. Up against the celebrated Soviet bureaucracy once more, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he was in Gorky Park and solve a chilling mystery fraught with international complications.

Praise for Polar Star

“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 Detroit News

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345498175
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Series: Arkady Renko Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 123,918
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky ParkStallion GatePolar StarStalin’s GhostRoseDecember 6Tatiana, 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.

Hometown:

San Rafael, California

Date of Birth:

November 3, 1942

Place of Birth:

Reading, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1964

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