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In contemporary Moscow, Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko unravels the mystery of a triple murder complicated by the shadowy and uncooperative presence of the KGB and by his falling in love
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'Smith can make tension rise through the page like a shark's fin' (Independent)
'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' (Val McDermid)
‘Cleverly and intelligently told, The Girl from Venice is a truly riveting tale of love, mystery and rampant danger. I loved it’ (Kate Furnivall, author of 'The Liberation')
‘Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream' (Mail on Sunday)
'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity – a literary triumph' (David Young, bestselling author of 'Stasi Child')
'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary' (Guardian)
'Brilliant...enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind' (The New Yorker)
'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph' (Sunday Times)
When Arkady Renko, Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office, arrives in Gorky Park to examine the three mutilated corpses found frozen in the snow, he discovers that he is not the first investigator on the scene. Major Pribluda of the KGB has been there before him – trampling all over the site and destroying the evidence...
"I can't remember when I have been as excited by a new crime novel as I was by Martin Cruz Smith's powerful, compassionate and original novel"
P. D. JAMES
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0345298349
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