By Stuart M. Kaminsky

ISBN-10: 0449909492

ISBN-13: 9780449909492

ISBN-10: 0804112886

ISBN-13: 9780804112888

ISBN-10: 1531829317

ISBN-13: 9781531829315

In post-Cold conflict Moscow, enterprise is booming and crime will pay.

Capitalism has come to Russia, and funds is raining from the sky. because the trickle of money turns to a torrent, bureaucrats turn into oligarchs, and the brutal Russian mafia consolidates its energy. within the middle of this insanity is police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov, a considerate detective who's suffering to regulate to existence in those turbulent instances.

A widespread businessman is abducted in wide sunlight, mins after completing the forms to begin his newest enterprise enterprise. 3 young ones, as innocent-looking as they're savage, terrorize a slum. And tax creditors find a cache of historical Russian treasures relationship to earlier than the Revolution, however the trove vanishes in a single day.

As his state races into the longer term, the limping policeman should run to take care of.

About the writer:

Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was once essentially the most prolific crime fiction authors of the final 4 a long time. Born in Chicago, he spent his formative years immersed in pulp fiction and vintage cinema - varieties of renowned leisure which he could make his life's paintings. After collage and a stint within the military, Kaminsky wrote movie feedback and biographies of the good actors and administrators of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, while a deliberate biography of Charlton Heston fell via, Kaminsky wrote "Bullet for a Star", his first Toby Peters novel, starting a fiction profession that may final the remainder of his existence. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he defined as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's "Death of a Dissident", Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose tales have been praised for his or her exact depiction of Soviet existence. His different sequence starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a technique server. In all, Kaminsky wrote greater than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009.

Review quote:

"Impressive. . . . Kaminsky has staked a declare to a section of the Russian turf. . . . He captures the Russian scene and characters in wealthy detail." - The Washington submit e-book global.

"Quite easily the easiest cop to return out of the Soviet Union when you consider that Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko in Gorky Park." - The San Francisco Examiner.

"Stuart Kaminsky's Rostnikov novels are one of the best mysteries being written." - The San Diego Union-Tribune.

"For an individual with a style for previous Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky bargains lots of nostalgic enjoyable . . . The tone is gentle, the velocity brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek." - Publishers Weekly.

"Marvelously entertaining." - Newsday.

"Makes the definitely wacky attainable . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight." - Washington submit.

"The Ed McBain of mom Russia." - Kirkus Reviews.

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