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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,990 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Cruz Smith Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arkady Renko Novels Release Date:
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ARKADY RENKO RETURNS FOR HIS MOST ENIGMATIC AND BAFFLING CASE:

THE DEATH OF ONE OF RUSSIA'S NEW BILLIONAIRES, WHICH LEADS HIM TO THE ZONE OF EXCLUSION -- CHERNOBYL, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, CLOSED TO THE WORLD SINCE THE NUCLEAR DISASTER OF APRIL 1986.

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic detectives of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. Cynical, quietly subversive, brilliantly analytical and haunted by melancholy, Renko has survived, barely, the journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find his transformed nation just as obsessed with secrecy, corruption and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship.

In Wolves Eat Dogs, Renko enters the privileged world of Russia's new billionaire class. The grandest of them all, a self-made powerhouse named Pasha Ivanov, has apparently leapt to his death from the palatial splendor of his ultra-modern Moscow condominium. While there are no signs pointing to homicide, there is one troubling and puzzling bit of evidence...in Ivanov's bedroom closet, there's a mountain of salt.

Ivanov's demise ultimately leads Renko on a journey through Chernobyl's netherworld. The crimes he uncovers and the secrets they reveal about the New Russia, make for a tense, unforgettable adventure. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Smith has a keen eye for the comical quirks of modern-day Russia—its chaotic roadways, voracious appetite for post-communist luxuries, and evolving ethics.”  

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This novel demonstrates Cruz Smith’s remarkable ability to meld character with landscape.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/11/2014

    " I haven't read an Arkady Renko book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pturingan | 2/6/2014

    " I've read all the Arkady Renko books and I have to say that this (along with Polar Star) has got to be my favorite. I'm a big fan of the Arkady Renko character although I never thought that I would be at first. I thought I would get tired of an endlessly pessimistic, self-defeatist character like Renko but he just keeps getting better every time. I love the fact that he always expects the worst, never expects to win, seems to have a death wish, and yet always solves the case in the end. I also love that the author keeps sending him into more and more extreme situations everytime and this one has to be one of the most extreme locations possible as he tries to do detective work in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by International Cat Lady | 1/30/2014

    " This book was absolutely wonderful. I've enjoyed all of Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko novels, and this was no exception. Additionally, I began reading it while I was in Ukraine, preparing to go to Chernobyl and Pripyat, and I finished it after my trip. I was able to go to many of the places which featured prominently in the book - I can definitely confirm that it was well researched in addition to well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 1/28/2014

    " A page turner that takes place in post-meltdown Chernobyl. Fascinating just because of that, but does have a cool plot of some sort overlaid onto it, although I forget what it was completely. "

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