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Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith
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Oct 06, 2010

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I didn't like GORKY PARK twenty years ago, and I haven't read Smith since until now. But this is a very good crime novel. Either Smith has improved as a writer or my tastes have changed.

In any event, I recommend STALIN'S GHOST. It is a quick read, and fun. There is love, intrigue and suspense. Arkady Renko, Smith's protagonist, is complex and the flashbacks to his father (one of Stalin's favorites) are chilling on several levels.

Readers who enjoy the crime genre will find a lot to like in this book.

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