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Rostnikov's Vacation (Porfiry Rostnikov #7)

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Inspector Rostnikov is vacationing by the seashore, tending to his recuperating wife and reading American crime novels, when a vacationing fellow officer meets with a mysterious demise. Suddenly, Rostnikov is back at work . . . and on the trail of a murderer whose footsteps may lead straight to the heart of the Kremlin.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Scribner Book Company
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Connie Schneider
Apr 30, 2010 Connie Schneider rated it liked it
A little Russian history and understanding of modern day Russia just goes along with these novels. Russian names are a problem but the plots are good enough to make these books worthwhile
Doug
Aug 08, 2011 Doug rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One of the weaker books in an excellent series.
Alan
Sep 28, 2013 Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Events have lead us to the Rostnikov I had meet in the previous titles I had read before I began this run through the entire series. A man a little world weary, nowhere near as cynical as the previous tales, and dedicated to seeking justice. Not enforcing the law, but obtaining justice in all the small ways he can.

With his wife Sara recovering from neurosurgery Rostnikov has been ordered on vacation. As always a vacation in Russia as the start of glasnost is more than a vacation. The death of a
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Peter Barr
Aug 05, 2016 Peter Barr rated it really liked it
The main character of this Russian detective story, Porfiry Rostnikov is mandated to go on vacation to the Black Sea. This is the seventh in a series of wonderful novels by Stuart Kaminsky. The stories follow Rostnikov and his investigators, Sasha Tkach and Emil Karpo in their work and home lives.
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Jul 02, 2016 Charles rated it really liked it
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There was a time I much preferred Stuart Kaminsky to Martin Cruz Smith. Its been a long time since i Read a Kaminsky and I recently read a Smith. Smith definitely got better. I hope Kaminsky stayed good.
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Moving right along like a good mystery should, but with the normal twists and turns we have come to expect.
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Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies, 4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nomi
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