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Sprung from a state psychiatric hospital, Arkady Renko takes refuge in Siberia, ultimately working on a Soviet factory ship in the Bering Sea. When one of his shipmates is murdered, he's pressed into service. "Those eagerly awaiting the return of Renko, the saturnine, chain-smoking police investigator from Moscow who appeared in the bestseller Gorky Park , will be glad to know their hero is back in fine form," said PW. Author tour.
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Martin Cruz Smith is the bestselling author of the Arkady Renko thrillers Gorky Park, Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay and Wolves Eat Dogs, as well as a number of other novels. He lives in California with his wife and three children. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The feeling you are there with the characters, the every movement,smell,sound of the ship.
The complex main people. Read more
The second in Martin Cruz Smith's wonderful Russian-themed detective series, Polar Star lives up to the promise of the first book, Gorky Park. Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by Richard R
I thought this was a very solid follow up to Gorky Park. The characters lot in life and situation make since to me. Read morePublished on April 9 2002 by John G. Hilliard
This is a good story. Murder on the high seas... With a Russian twist. I read this book a while back and can still remember most of the details. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001 by Sonterro
Martin Cruz Smith again proves himself to be a master story teller. For Americans, the settings and charachters that flourish in Smith's novels are exotic, unforgettable, and... Read morePublished on June 28 2001 by J. Liberty
Smith finds all the right notes in 'Polar Star.' The Arkady Renko character is really unique in popular fiction--a mix of resignation, reluctance, intelligence, and doggedness is... Read morePublished on June 9 2001 by Matt Pletcher
I picked up a copy of Polar Star when I was 12 and now, 2 years later, I still think it's one of the best book I've ever read. Read morePublished on May 19 2001 by Nikki Williams
"Polar Star" brings about the very best in contemporary thriller writing. The setting on board the Soviet factory ship is as bleak and unforgiving as you can imagine. Read morePublished on March 7 2001