Stalin's Ghost: Arkady Renko Series, Book 6
Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating. Decidedly better than that of Renko, whose lover, Eva, has left him for Detective Nikolai Isakov, a charismatic veteran of the civil war in Chechnya, a hero of the far right and, Renko suspects, a killer for hire. The cases entwine, and Renko's quests become a personal inquiry fueled by jealousy. The investigation leads to the fields of Tver outside of Moscow, where once a million soldiers fought. There, amidst the detritus, Renko must confront the ghost of his own father, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs -- the Red Diggers and Black Diggers -- collect the bones, weapons and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are surprises.
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|Grouping Title||stalin s ghost|
|Grouping Author||smith martin cruz|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-22 13:40:26PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-22 13:44:34PM|
|author||Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942-|
|author_display||Smith, Martin Cruz|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Large Print|
From the bestselling author of Gorky Park...the return of Arkady Renko
Investigator Arkady Renko has been assigned the thankless job of investigating sightings of the ghost of Joseph Stalin — a new phenomenon that seems part political hocus pocus, part wishful thinking. Among many Russians, Stalin is again popular — unlike Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, whose lover has left him for a charismatic detective Renko suspects is a killer for hire. The cases entwine, and Renko's quest becomes a personal inquiry fueled by jealousy.
The investigation leads to the fields outside Moscow where a million soldiers once fought. There, amidst the detritus, Renko must confront the ghost of his own father, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs collect the bones, weapons and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are surprises.
Replete with Martin Cruz Smith's trademark wit, dark humor and action, Stalin's Ghost is an unparalleled thriller woven with the depth of humanity found in the greatest literature.
|format_catalog||CD audio book, Large Print, eAudiobook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780743591102, 9781428132283, 9781585479191|
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|itype_catalog||, CD audio book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Smith, Fiction Smith Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000290704|Large Print|Books||English|Center Point Pub.,|2007.|383 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000296223|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Recorded Books,|p2007.|10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:a956cb6f-0e19-4dc0-8673-23f495006734|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Simon & Schuster Audio|2007||
|series||Arkady Renko novels|
|series_with_volume||Arkady Renko novels|6|
|subject_facet||Large type books, Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character) -- Fiction|
|title_full||Stalin's Ghost Arkady Renko Series, Book 6, Stalin's ghost [sound recording] / by Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin's ghost [text (large print)] / Martin Cruz Smith|
|title_sub||Arkady Renko Series, Book 6|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character)|