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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Daniel Oreskes Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Inspector Rostnikov is a Russian bear of a man, an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Russia. Known as The Washtub, Rostnikov is one of the most engaging and relevant characters in crime fiction, a sharp and caring policeman as well as the perfect tour guide to a changing (that is, disintegrating) Russia. Surviving pogroms and politburos, he has solved crimes, mostly in spite of the powers that rule his world.

In The People Who Walk in Darkness, Rostnikov travels to Siberia to investigate a murder at a diamond mine, where he discovers an old secret...and an even older personal problem. His compatriots head to Kiev on a trail of smuggled diamonds and kidnapped guest workers, and what they discover leads them to a vast conspiracy that not only has international repercussions but threatens them on a very personal level. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taunya Harvill | 11/14/2012

    " I read a review that gave this author a hard time for inaccuracies regarding names and places in the former U.S.S.R. I have read a few Russian authors and the details in these books never tarnished the thrill. I really love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Ferrari | 9/24/2012

    " Another great Rostnikov novel, like visiting an old friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 8/31/2012

    " I like the Rostnikov character, but this particular book was only okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 6/25/2012

    " The trade of illicit diamonds is inter-continental by nature and world-wide in scale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanoc | 10/11/2011

    " Another good one fromthis series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 10/6/2011

    " Inspector Rostnikov heads to Siberia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron | 10/5/2011

    " Porfiry is a fabulous character but Kaminsky has written better stories. that said, I enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise Hamilton | 5/26/2011

    " A predictable but well-written cop novel with a twist: the setting is Russia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 5/10/2011

    " Finally, after a seven year gap, another Rostnikov adventure. I like all of Kaminksy's series but this is my favorite and hope that he writes another sooner rather than later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaci | 6/7/2010

    " Kaminsky could publish his grocery list and I'd like it. And I love Rostnikov. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 9/23/2009

    " This is the 16th Inspector Rostnikov book. Always a good read. Rostinikov survived bureaucracy in the Soviet days and continues to solve crimes in the post-soviet environment. Interesting take on immigration in the new Russia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 10/15/2008

    " Rosnikov is a great character and the setting of present-day Russia is fascinating, but don't start with this book. The earlier ones are better and worth a try if you read mysteries for setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom O'Connor | 8/23/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book, always like the Rosnikov books. Just a classic mystery, with the characters from the series continuing to be fleshed out. I heard a rumor that the author has died, don't know if it is true? "

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About the Author
Author Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart Kaminsky (1934–2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema—two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life’s work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as “the anti-Philip Marlowe.” In 1981’s Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009.

About the Narrator

Daniel Oreskes is a narrator as well as a film, television, and stage actor. He has earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narrations and has twice been a finalist for the Audie Award, including for 2012 Audiobook of the Year. His several film roles include The Thomas Crown Affair and Day Zero, and his many television credits include episodes of  Law & Order. He has acted on Broadway in Electra and Aida and in the off-Broadway Arthur Miller play Mr. Peters’ Connections with Peter Falk, as well as in numerous Shakespeare performances. A native New Yorker, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.