From Eileen Effrat
author: Smith, Martin Cruz
Arkady Renko, Moscow’s homicide investigator extraordinaire, is still on the job after 30 years. Politically and socially things have not changed much in those thirty years. Putin’s “New Russia” is just as corrupt as Renko’s first police investigation in Gorky Park. Only the bureaucrats names have changed. In the series 7th book, a baby is abducted and a dead prostitute is found at Three Stations. Or is she a prostitute? Renko suspects the two crimes are related. As he probes the world of Moscow’s rich and famous and its underworld of drug dealers, thugs, and homeless street urchins, he uncovers a sophisticated web of death and kidnapping.
As always, Smith ‘s dark sense of humor adds a touch to this suspense thriller.