Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Novel

Book - 2007
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"Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind."
-The New Yorker

A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, ruthless, and well-connected American fur dealer. Meanwhile, Renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.

"Once one gets going, one doesn't want to stop. . . . The action is gritty, the plot complicated, [and] the overriding quality is intelligence."
-The Washington Post

"Reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be." - The New York Times Book Review

"An unbelievable achievement . . . vivid, witty . . . completely fascinating."
- Boston Herald American

"Gripping, romantic, and dazzlingly original."
- Cosmopolitan
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2007], ©2007
Edition: Ballantine Books Trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780812977240
0812977246
Branch Call Number: FICTION Smi
Description: 373 pages : map ; 21 cm

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CRRLAdults Jul 17, 2018

A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces, and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must ba... Read More »

A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must bat... Read More »

“A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must ba... Read More »


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lukasevansherman
Aug 28, 2020

Good book, good movie. Sets the tone for the Scandinavian thriller/mysteries that would become so popular in the 00s.

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good_stuff_4U
Jul 28, 2019

Transitions throughout this book are smooth; characters are realistic and the violent outcomes blend seamlessly with the Russian/American tale.

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tjdickey
Jan 11, 2019

Gritty Russian noir, a bitter and tangled thriller like noone writes any more. Even those who have seen the film should pull up a loaf of black bread and some pepper vodka, and settle in to a highly enjoyable read.

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kwsmith
Oct 28, 2018

This dark police procedural crime thriller is set in the Soviet Union during the early 1980's.

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Sanrin
Oct 24, 2014

A compelling mystery that grabs you from the opening scene of three faceless bodies hidden in the snow of one of Moscow's popular parks. The writing is brilliant. A must read!

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RadiationNeon
Aug 06, 2013

A solid mystery novel that had me hooked. I'm now into the whole series and can't wait for the latest release in 2013.

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