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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Cruz Smith Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arkady Renko Novels Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342583
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In Wolves Eat Dogs, beloved detective Arkady 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

  • “An engrossing mystery with a satisfyingly slam-bang conclusion.” 

    Boston Herald

  • “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…And this story’s bleakly beautiful Ukrainian backdrop nicely complements the desperate hope of Renko’s task. Still, the greatest strength of Wolves Eat Dogs…is its characters, especially Arkady Renko, who despite his lugubrious nature continues to show a heart as expansive and unfathomable as the Siberia steppe.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This novel demonstrates Cruz Smith’s remarkable ability to meld character with landscape, and if Renko seems to find a shred of hope in the end, we know not to turn our dosimeters off quite yet.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “As always, Smith imagines a Russia that is sad, broken, and, somehow, romantically irresistible.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 4/19/2011

    " One of the worst books I have read in a long time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/28/2011

    " I loved this book. The mystery takes place in Chernobyl where there is a thriving community of offbeat characters living off the land. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shadoh | 3/27/2011

    " ok so far, fascinating and horrific about the chernobyl area. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 3/7/2011

    " This book is really boring and it has one plotlline that is dragged out too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 1/11/2011

    " Smith does a great job is giving the reader background of the Chernobyl disaster that is the base of this mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/5/2011

    " Honest Russian policeman Arkady Renko investigates in Chernobyl. Superb! When you read about Chernobyl it makes you want to go there and experience it - I ended up reading round the subject in some detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/1/2011

    " You can't go wrong with MCS, especially one of the Arkady Renko novels. Oddly, despite all the death, sickness and destruction related to Chernobyl (where the story is set) there appear to be some good times for the Inspector. Ends on an upnote, very unusual for these bleak, Russian downers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 12/21/2010

    " sometimes confusing and almost always very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 12/21/2010

    " I just love the Arkady Renko character because things never come easily to him. Anyway, these books are starting to become a bit formulaic (there's a woman, Renko's in some shithole setting), but I'm still enjoying them and looking forward to reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 12/6/2010

    " A good read with a super interesting setting - Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion! Yikes! Definitely a lot of action and intrigue, but I didn't like it quite as much as the other 3 Renko novels I've read. But I did enjoy the ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/31/2010

    " Another in a fine series of mysteries, by Martin Cruz Smith, featuring disgraced police officer Arkady Renko. Now stationed in the Ukraine. Excellent story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 9/29/2010

    " I love the very wounded and imperfect Arkady Renko. His perserverance and darkness appeal to me, and his unassuming rightness is a treat for me. I wonder if he'll ever stop talking with William Hurt's voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 9/23/2010

    " Renko as reluctant father figure and in a new relationship - ever the tragic hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/13/2010

    " I enjoy the Arkady Renko series. This was a good story. Renko is a Russian policeman, a very good investigator, always in trouble politically because he won't play the game. This story involved Chernobyl. "

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About the Author
Author Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz-Smith’s novels include Stalin’s Ghost, Gorky Park, Rose, December 6, Polar Star, and Stallion Gate. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers and a recipient of Britain’s Golden Dagger Award. Currently, he lives in California.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier has appeared in numerous films, including Contact, You Don’t Know Jack, Thirteen Days, and Sex in the City. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration.