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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Gorky Park and Tatiana comes a breathtaking new novel about investigator Arkady Renko - "one of the most compelling figures in modern fiction" (USA TODAY) - who travels deep into Siberia to find missing journalist Tatiana Petrovna.Journalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Arkady Renko, iconic Moscow investigator and Tatiana's part-time lover, hasn't seen her since she left on assignment over a month ago. When she doesn't arrive on her scheduled train, he's positive something is wrong. No one else thinks Renko should be worried - Tatiana is known to disappear during deep assignments - but he knows her enemies all too well and the criminal lengths they'll go to keep her quiet. Renko embarks on a dangerous journey to find Tatiana and bring her back.

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Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith (born Martin William Smith) , American novelist, received his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He worked as a journalist from 1965 to 1969 before turning his hand to fiction. His first mystery ( - 1971) features NY gypsy art dealer Roman Grey and was nominated for an Edgar Award. was his breakthrough novel and was made into a movie. Smith is best known for his series of novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko. , published in 1981, was the first of these and was called "thriller of the '80s" by Time Magazine. It became a bestseller and won the Gold Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers' Association. Renko has also appeared in , and In the 1970s, Smith wrote under the pseudonym and penned two Slocum adult action westerns as . He also wrote the under the alias with and others. Martin Cruz Smith now lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and three children.

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