Wolves Eat Dogs

Wolves Eat Dogs

eBook - 2004
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Arkady Renko returns for his most enigmatic and baffling case:the death of one of Russia's new billionaires, which leads him to the Zone of Exclusion -- Chernobyl, and the surrounding areas closed to the world since the nuclear disaster of 1986. In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic detectives of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. Cynical, quietly subversive, brilliantly analytical and haunted by melancholy, Renko has survived, barely, the journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find his transformed nation just as obsessed with secrecy, corruption and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Wolves Eat Dogs, Renko enters the privileged world of Russia's new billionaire class. The grandest of them all, a self-made powerhouse named Pasha Ivanov, has apparently leapt to his death from the palatial splendor of his posh, ultra-modern Moscow condominium. While there are no signs pointing t...
Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9780743275330
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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7626dee
Mar 09, 2016

Arkady is a frustrating detective and hard to bond with as a reader but he just keeps on trucking no matter where the dead bodies lead him. Russians seem to be a particularly fatalistic group and have to be survivors-Czars, Lenin, Stalin and now Putin. No end in sight to the suffering so our insightful author should be able to continue this series for many years. Chornobyl is a lesson for mankind and also a sign of hope-the land and people can recover even from this disaster-if we let them

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lwarman
Feb 09, 2010

The best of the bunch.

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