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Author Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942-

Title Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel / Martin Cruz Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    SMITH,MAR    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 292 pages : map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The fearless reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a notorious mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one else makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice describing horrific crimes in words that are at odds with the Kremlin's official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War "secret city" that is separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. The more Arkady delves into Tatiana's past, the more she leads him into a surreal world of wandering sand dunes, abandoned children, and a notebook written in the personal code of a dead translator. Finally, in a lethal race to uncover what the translator knew, Arkady makes a startling discovery that draws him still deeper into Tatiana's past--and, paradoxically, into Russia's future, where bulletproof cars, poets, corruption of the Baltic Fleet, and a butcher for hire combine to give Kaliningrad the "distinction" of having the highest crime rate in Russia"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Police -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Fiction.
Women journalists -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Political corruption -- Fiction.
Mafia -- Fiction.
Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction
ISBN 9781439140215 hardback
1439140219 hardback
9781849838122 (pbk.)
1849838127 (pbk.)

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