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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
4.01
it was amazing
THE TIGER: A TRUE STORY OF VENGEANCE AND SURVIVAL by John Vaillant is both a gripping adventure with larger than life characters, and a lesson in geog ...more
Jan 31, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Tatiana (Arkady Renko, #8)
3.69
liked it
Corruption, particularly government corruption, is one of the elements that make Arkady Renko such an appealing character. His investigations follow t ...more
Aug 02, 2017
Dec 11, 2013
 
The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories
4.28
it was amazing
St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad, St. Petersburg.... Political fashion is so fickle. Is it arrogance or absurdity? To think that the past can be c ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Smith captures perfectly the mirror image reality of Soviet society inhabited by Moscow Senior Homicide Detective Arkady Renko. As part of the MVD his ...more
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
 
The Madonnas of Leningrad
3.77
it was ok
The paintings in THE HERMITAGE were evacuated shortly before the Siege of Leningrad. Marina commits them to memory (her “Memory Palace”) to sustain he ...more
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
Red Square (Arkady Renko, #3)
3.95
it was ok
RED SQUARE is the third Arkady Renko novel by Martin Cruz Smith. Book One was GORKY PARK published in 1981. It is now a decade later, the eve of the d ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin Mysteries)
3.86
liked it
The year is 1876. Alexander II is Tsar of all the Russias. Akunin's hero is a neophyte at the bottom rung of the civilian bureaucracy with an interest ...more
Nov 20, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
 
Three Stations (Arkady Renko, #7)
3.75
liked it
Martin Cruz Smith excels at developing a sense of place. THREE STATIONS is no exception. The Three Stations (Komsomol Square) is the junction of three ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
Travels in Siberia
3.88
liked it
Siberia – Frazier recognizes from the outset what a powerfully monolithic image comes to mind. It's geographical dimensions are difficult to comprehen ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
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