“The sustained success of Smith’s Renko books is based on much more than Renko. This author’s gift for tart, succinct description creates a poisonous political backdrop, one that makes his characters’ survival skills as important as any of their other attributes. . . [This is] one top-flight series, still sharply honed, none the worse for wear.” —
Janet Maslin, New York Times
About the Author
Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Tatiana
, Stalin’s Ghost, Gorky Park, Rose, December 6, Polar Star
, and Stallion Gate.
A two-time winner of the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers and a recipient of Britain’s Golden Dagger Award, he lives in California.