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Black Knight in Red Square (Porfiry Rostnikov #2)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  216 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A Pulitzer-winning American journalist is poisoned to death at the Moscow Film Festival, along with two Soviet businessmen and a Japanese visitor. All the same night. All the same hotel.
An international organization of terrorists has launched its most murderous offensive against both East and West. Foreigners continue dying at an al
Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 30th 1989 by Fawcett (first published 1984)
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Dec 20, 2014 Randal rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery readers, Russophiles
Shelves: crime
I had actually read another book in this series several years ago. Despite the lag, coming back to Porfiry Rostnikov and his little band of misfit Moscow policemen felt like catching up with an old friend.
It's an easy read ... pretty standard stuff in the police procedural / thriller genre, featuring an odd but likable cast of characters.
John Gilchrist
rostikov multiple people getting poisoned
I really like all the Rostnikov novels - Porfiry Rostnikov is a weightlifting detective in present-day Moscow. I think these are the best of Kaminsky's works.
This Russian cop is quite a character. Interesting is an understatement.
Nov 24, 2012 Laura marked it as to-read
Chief Inspector Rostnikov hunt for a dark-eyed woman of mystery in Moscow.
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2007.

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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