Martin Cruz Smith's “masterful” (USA TODAY) and “irresistible” (People) New York Times bestseller and Washington Post notable book of the year: Arkady Renko must connect the dots among a Russian journalist’s mysterious death, corrupt politicians, murderous gangsters, and brazen bureaucrats.
Arkady Renko, one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, the melancholy hero unravels a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself.
The reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War “secret city” that is separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. The more Arkady delves into Tatiana’s past, the more she leads him into a surreal world of wandering sand dunes, abandoned children, and a notebook written in the personal code of a dead translator. Finally, in a lethal race to uncover what the translator knew, Renko makes a startling discovery that draws him still deeper into Tatiana’s past—and, paradoxically, into Russia’s future, where bulletproof cars, poets, corruption of the Baltic Fleet, and a butcher for hire combine to give Kaliningrad the “distinction” of having the highest crime rate in Russia.
More than a mystery, Tatiana is Martin Cruz Smith’s most ambitious and politically daring novel since Gorky Park. It is a story rich in character, black humor, and romance, with an insight that is the hallmark of a writer The New York Times has called “endlessly entertaining and deeply serious…[not merely] our best writer of suspense, but of one of our best writers, period.”
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Martin Cruz Smith was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Tatiana.
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Ik wilde Tatiana lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate Tatiana, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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fem stjerner for Tatiana, tak for Martin Cruz Smith. du er den bedste.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
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Martin Cruz Smith è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Tatiana, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Tatiana stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Martin Cruz Smith's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Martin Cruz Smith for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Martin Cruz Smith хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Martin Cruz Smith es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Tatiana es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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how to download this ebook???
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