Synopses & Reviews
When the corpse of a Russian is hauled from the oily waters of Havana Bay, Arkady Renko comes to Cuba to identify the body. Looking for the killer, he discovers a city of faded loneliness, unexpected danger, and bewildering contradictions. His investigation introduces him to a beautiful Cuban policewoman; to the rituals of Santeria; to an American fugitive and a group of ruthless mercenaries. In this place where all things Russian are despised, where Hemingway fished and the KGB flourished, where the hint of music is always in the air, Arkady finds a trail of deceit that reaches halfway around the world–and a reason to relish his own life again.
About the Author
Martin Cruz Smith
is author of the Arkady Renko thrillers: Gorky Park
, Polar Star
, and Red Square
, as well as the novels Nightwing
, Stallion Gate
, and Rose
for which he won the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives with his wife in northern California and they have three children.