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Death of a dissident

Kaminsky, Stuart M

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ISBN 10: 156287019X / ISBN 13: 9781562870195
Published by Armchair Detective Library, 1991
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Title: Death of a dissident

Publisher: Armchair Detective Library

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition:Fair

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The first in the Edgar-winning Inspector Rostnikov series Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov has a lot on his plate. His superiors in the Moscow police force are suspicious of his Jewish wife, the black-market copies of his beloved Ed McBain “87th Precinct” novels are getting tough to find, and his dreams of becoming a competitive weight-lifter are receding at a rapid clip. And then there’s the famous dissident who’s been murdered right before his trial — a trial intended to showcase the wonders of the Soviet judicial system. Rostnikov is charged with finding the killer, but the arrest had better be politically convenient, acceptable to the KGB. And things only gets trickier when the killer strikes again, displaying a fondness for weapons – a hammer, a sickle, a vodka bottle – with a particularly Russian resonance. Clearly, he’s making a statement, but what exactly is he saying? And can Rostnikov stop him before he says it again?

From the Publisher:

Stuart Kaminsky first came to my attention when he won the Edgar Award for A COLD RED SUNRISE, one of his novels starring Russian police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov. And when I devoured that novel, I went back to read the earlier titles in the series. Stuart is extremely prolific -- writing other series, short stories, non-series thriller novels (some of which have been made into movies); but the Rostnikov novels are really something special, and they have inspired critical comparisons with Martin Cruz Smith's GORKY PARK. So if you liked Arkady Renko in that wonderful thriller, then I can definitely recommend the Rostnikov novels to you.

--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher

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