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Stalin's ghost

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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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Grouped Work ID 995fac67-f9bc-9d2d-f4cb-1e6df7e5d2ff
Grouping Title stalin s ghost
Grouping Author smith martin cruz
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-19 22:45:13PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 23:50:15PM

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display_description A high-stakes tale set in Moscow follows the machinations of a group of reactionaries who harbor a nostalgic loyalty to the regime of Joseph Stalin and who plot to create a groundswell for a new dictatorship.
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primary_isbn 9781428132283
publishDate 2007
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series Arkady Renko novels
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subject_facet Large type books, Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display Stalin's ghost
title_full Stalin's ghost [sound recording] / by Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin's ghost [text (large print)] / Martin Cruz Smith
title_short Stalin's ghost
topic_facet Large type books, Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character)