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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Cruz Smith Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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In the summer of 1991, Arkady Renko has returned from exile and is back on the homicide squad in a newly democratic Moscow. When Arkady's informant, Rudy Rosen, and his underworld bank-on-wheels are consumed in a ball of fire, Arkady finds himself in an investigation that points to the heart of Russia's decaying infrastructure.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 2/20/2014

    " Another Arkady Renko thriller. Entertaining, as always, and because the books take place in Russia during and just after the demise of Communism, the political perspective and cultural background are as much a part of the story as Renko's investigations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Burka | 2/9/2014

    " Welcome but ultimately failed attempt to continue the adventures of Arkady Renko. Renko is borne of the culture and shortcomings of Okd Russia. And part of the fascination of watching Renko lies in seeing his indomitable character deal with the political oppression of the USSR and his rebellion against imposed uniformity. So the writer had his hands full depicting Arkady against the backdrop of a crumbling Moscow and the reality of a bygone dictatorship. Ultimately unsatisfying -- while I liked it this novel doesn't hold a candle to the first two Renko books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Dobbins | 1/21/2014

    " This is the last one I hadnt read. I am just prepping for the new book coming out. I love Renko's fatalistic humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 1/20/2014

    " I liked this a lot at the beginning, when Arkady first starts to investigate the murder of his friend/informant. But slowly, and gradually, I lost interest, as the book jumped to Germany and a love lorn Arkady mopes about. By the end, I was done, and wished this book was 70 or so pages shorter. But, I like Arkady and I'm glad I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 1/20/2014

    " I admit it, I'm a sucker for revolution, and so this good book became great to me by ending in Moscow on 8/21/91 with a description of the uprising that brought down the Soviet government. Outside of that, it's another good mystery that, like all of the Arkady Renko books, involves Renko surviving three or four murderous assaults and killing his suspects rather than bringing them to trial, plus Irina's back and I missed her almost as much as Renko did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 1/11/2014

    " There were times when I had trouble following the story and the characters were not well developed. They seemed one-dimensional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 1/10/2014

    " Arkady Renko is a great addition to modern crime fiction. Smith has a terrific eye for detail and the way life must have been in the former USSR. A terrific series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/3/2014

    " Like its predecessor Gorky Park, well plotted, well written and ambiguous in its conclusions. One truly feels for the Russian people who catch no breaks from their governors, ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Roland | 12/20/2013

    " Political corruption knows no boundaries in Renko's world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frangipani | 12/7/2013

    " thrilling. airplane fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/4/2013

    " Not as good as the first 2 in the series. Modern Russia with an organized crime angle. Good beach reading, but not a classic..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jcurmudge | 12/2/2013

    " Author is like some preachers I know. He seems to use more words and detail than is necessary to tell the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P. | 11/17/2013

    " I didn't finish it. I didn't care what happened to anyone in this book, including Renko. I found a disconcerting profusion of adjectives, metaphors etc and way too much background - all of it grim. I was a bit surprised at the 'fat' in this book, but it's from 'olden' times, now isn't it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 8/14/2013

    " This was another of the Arkady Renko books that was very good, but not one of my favorites. It did get 4 stars though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MiloÅ¡ Petrik | 6/15/2013

    " Well researched, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanna | 6/9/2013

    " excellent. I was amazed to see it was published in 1992, since it takes place during the summer of 1991, with the breakup of the Soviet Union. Makes you feel like "you were there." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 6/11/2012

    " Renko is rapidly becoming my favorite sarcastic, melancholic foreign detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Jolly | 3/11/2012

    " Red Square: A Novel (Mortalis) by Martin Cruz Smith (2007) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Murphious | 2/28/2012

    " Not as good as the first two in the "Renko" series, "Gorky Park" & "Polar Star", but a fine story none the less. The title, you discover later in the novel, actually has twin meanings. A good discovery for early M.Cruz Smith fans. "

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