Gorky Park Gorky Park
Book 1 - Arkady Renko

Gorky Park

    • 4.2 • 98 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

The Arkady Renko book that started it all: the #1 bestseller Gorky Park, an espionage classic that begins the series, by Martin Cruz Smith, “the master of the international thriller” (The New York Times).

It begins with a triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, ruthless, and well-connected American fur dealer. Meanwhile, Renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.

A wonderfully textured, vivid look behind the Iron Curtain, Gorky Park is a tense, atmospheric, and memorable crime story. “Once one gets going, one doesn’t want to stop…The action is gritty, the plot complicated, and the overriding quality is intelligence” (The Washington Post). The first in a classic series, Gorky Park “reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be” (The New York Times Book Review).

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
February 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
6.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Analingus ;-) ,

An excellent read.

I remember years ago, my grandfather had given me the sequel of this book (The Polar Star) as a gift. I read it and loved it, so much so that I wanted to read its predecessor, the first in its series. I opened an account with my local library and rented the book for a week, it was (in my humble opinion) even better than its successor.

My family emigrated from the Soviet Union to America in 1988, and I was brought up in a household (that to a degree) still practiced Soviet traditions. Although, as an adult, I recognize the horrors of the Soviet Union throughout its existence, I’ve always had this weird infatuation with Soviet culture and the way everyday people lived their lives in a world so vastly different than the West.

This novel provides a glimpse into that life that to this day I still find intriguing, featuring a compelling story with likable and interesting characters against the backdrop of normal people just trying to live their lives within the confines of the evil empire.

IrishPirQueen ,

Gorky Park

The movie starring William Hurt came out in 1983. The book came out a while before that and was a decent read.

However, the price is WAY too high for a decades old book!

detoxes ,

Gorky Park

Slow start, more interesting middle, tedious ending.

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