November 2013 Indie Next List
“Cruz Smith's latest installment in the Arkady Renko series shows that he is in top form. Tatiana Petrovna, a daring reporter, has fallen - or was she pushed? - to her death. Renko starts investigating and is mesmerized by the reporter's latest tapes. Digging deeper, he finds a connection to the town of Kaliningrad, and what he discovers there is explosive. This is vintage Cruz Smith - a great read with twists and turns until the very end.”
— Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta, ME
About the Author
Martin Cruz Smith's novels include "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.