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Tatiana - An Arkady Renko Novel

Martin Cruz Smith

In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith, "the master of the international thriller" (The New York Times) creates the most compelling heroine of his career and the most realistic, damning portrait of modern Russia in contemporary literature. One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko-cynical, analytical, and quietly subversive-has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith's most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself. The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War "secret city" and home of the Baltic Fleet, separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. Arkady delves into Tatiana's past and a surreal world of wandering dunes and amber mines. His only link is a notebook written in the personal code of a translator whose body is found in the dunes. Arkady's only hope of decoding the symbols lies in Zhenya, a teenage chess hustler. More than a mystery, Tatiana is a story rich in character, black humor, and romance, with an insight that is the hallmark of Martin Cruz Smith.

In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith, "the master of the international thriller" (The New York Times) creates the most compelling heroine of his career and the most realistic, damning portrait of modern Russia in contemporary literature. One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko-cynical, analytical, and quietly subversive-has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith's most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself. The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War "secret city" and home of the Baltic Fleet, separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. Arkady delves into Tatiana's past and a surreal world of wandering dunes and amber mines. His only link is a notebook written in the personal code of a translator whose body is found in the dunes. Arkady's only hope of decoding the symbols lies in Zhenya, a teenage chess hustler. More than a mystery, Tatiana is a story rich in character, black humor, and romance, with an insight that is the hallmark of Martin Cruz Smith.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith, "the master of the international thriller" (The New York Times) creates the most compelling heroine of his career and the most realistic, damning portrait of modern Russia in contemporary literature. One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko-cynical, analytical, and quietly subversive-has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith's most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself. The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War "secret city" and home of the Baltic Fleet, separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia. Arkady delves into Tatiana's past and a surreal world of wandering dunes and amber mines. His only link is a notebook written in the personal code of a translator whose body is found in the dunes. Arkady's only hope of decoding the symbols lies in Zhenya, a teenage chess hustler. More than a mystery, Tatiana is a story rich in character, black humor, and romance, with an insight that is the hallmark of Martin Cruz Smith.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Strozier

Length:

8h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:10