The Resource Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel, Martin Cruz Smith

Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel, Martin Cruz Smith

Label
Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel
Title
Tatiana
Title remainder
an Arkady Renko novel
Statement of responsibility
Martin Cruz Smith
Title variation
Arkady Renko novel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith, 'the master of the international thriller' (The New York Times) creates the most compelling heroine of his career and the most realistic, damning portrait of modern Russia in contemporary literature. One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko -- cynnical, analytical, and quietly subversive -- has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith's most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself. The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War "secret city" and home of the Baltic Fleet, separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. Arkady delves into Tatiana's past and a surreal world of wandering dunes and amber mines. His only link is a notebook written in the personal code of a translator whose body is found in the dunes. Arkady's only hope of decoding the symbols lies in Zhenya, a teenage chess hustler. More than a mystery, Tatiana is a story rich in character, black humor, and romance, with an insight that is the hallmark of Martin Cruz Smith"--
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When investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire is shot and buried, investigator Arkady Renko connects the two cases, which leads him to a Cold War secret city and a teenage chess hustler to find the truth
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Storyline
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10223698
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DLC
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1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Martin Cruz
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Arkady Renko novels
Series volume
0008
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  • Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Women journalists
  • Political corruption
  • Mafia
  • Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai͡a oblastʹ, Russia)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Arkady Renko novel
Label
Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel, Martin Cruz Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853618638
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781439140215
Lccn
2013026426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)853618638
Label
Tatiana : an Arkady Renko novel, Martin Cruz Smith
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853618638
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781439140215
Lccn
2013026426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)853618638

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