The Siberian Dilemma
Journalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Arkady Renko, iconic Moscow investigator and Tatiana’s part-time lover, hasn’t(USA ...more
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In this book Arkady's lover Tatiana, an investigative journalist, has failed to return from an assignment in Siberia when she said she would. She's not answering her phone, and even her boss is unsure where she is, saying she often goes over tim ...more
Arkady Renko appears to be ageless. So many years on from Gorky Park, he is still sleuthing away, making enemies of very powerful people, making a nuisance of himself in Putin’s Russia – and surviving to fight another day.
In The Siberian Dilemma we are plunged into the world of corrupt politics and powerful energy barons or criminal oligarchs. The exploitation of the Siberian taiga is the theme, as well as an expose of contemporary Russian pol ...more
Thirty-eight years ago, with 1981’s Gorky Park, Smith became a literary superstar as he introduced th ...more
Arkady is an investigator for the prosecutor's office in Moscow and one of the few honest officials who knows the extent of corruption in the Russian judicial system. He is sent to Siberia to indict a man, Aba Makhmud, f ...more
Arkady Renko is worried. His lover, journalist Tatiana Petrovna, has been on assignment for over a month, and doesn’t arrive home on her scheduled train from Irkutsk. Renko is convinced that something is wrong, but no-one else seems concerned. Could one (or more) of her numerous enemies have silenced her?
Renko’s boss Zurin wants ...more
Arkady Renko is an investigator for the Prosecutor's Office in Moscow. There is talk about sending him to Cuba, mostly by his boss who does not like him. Arkady is not thrilled about the idea, but neither is he too worried.
His girlfriend Tatiana Petrovna is missing. Or is she? She is overdue to arrive home and with all the death threats against her, Arkady is worried. He learns that she is in Irkutsk in Siberia with an oligarch named Mikhail Kuznetsov who is labele ...more
In The Siberian Dilemma, Renko remains as stoic and laconic as ever, retaining the dry sense of humor that, along with vodka, keeps Russians from mass suicide. Here, we are in Putin's Russia, which has not changed muc ...more
The enduring and irreverent Arkady Renko is back in this compelling new novel from Martin Cruz Smith. This time Renko must navigate Putin’s Russia and the Siberian tundra to find his intrepid girlfriend Tatiana, a journalist, hot on the the heels of an expose about Russia’s oligarchy.
In this novel Cruz Smith has provided a masterful commentary on Putin’s Russia that is both sobering and enthralling. Cruz Smith navi ...more
The climate and conditions are every bit as bad as you've heard about Siberia, and Arkady Renko is not pleased to be there, especially as he seems to have landed in t ...more
This is the ninth book in the excellent Arkady Renko series, but can easily be read as a standalone novel, and would be a simple introduction to the character who right up there with my all time favourites. As with all the series the book is well written, atmospheric authentic and compelling. Our hero is sent to Siberia fortunately to investigate a seemingly open and shu ...more
It's 274 pages, but I was somewhat alarmed by the wide margins (top, bottom, sides) and the spacing between lines. It seemed to me that there is a lot of padding...lots of things described/explained that perhap ...more
It's gripping, fascinating and kept me on the edge till the end.
I was happy to meet again Arkady and was fascinated by the description of Siberia.
It was a great read, highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine