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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,703 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Cruz Smith Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular - the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating. That's 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea | 2/7/2014

    " This is the first book I read in the Arkady Renko series. People have claimed to see Stalin's ghost on a subway in Russia and Renko is assigned to the case. I liked it so well, I checked out Gorky Park the next time I went to the library. I felt cultured reading it because it's set in Russia. Get it? And we're American. Different culture, yes, I am awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 1/23/2014

    " This was an interesting crime mystery set in Russia. It was a little hard to follow the character names as an audio book, but good for a long drive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " This is my least favorite book in the Detective Arkady Renko series. Although it was strong in parts, the plot was somewhat complicated and ultimately unfulfilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/16/2014

    " I'm biased - I love Arkady Renko! This series fuses my two favorite genres, historical fiction and mystery. I couldn't ask for more! I read it in the span of one library loan, which is super amazing for me! "

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