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Gorky Park review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith E victims and uncover the truth he must battle the KGB FBI and the New York City police as he pursues a rich ruthless and well connected American fur dealer Meanwhile Renko is falling in love with a beautiful headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything“Once one gets going one doesn’t want to stop The action is gritty the plot. A little bit of actual research would ve been nice I am very forgiving when it comes to getting things wrong about USSR after all not everyone lived there and not everyone knows the culture I was able to forgive the misuse of names and the word comrade I was able to forgive the fact the the author seems to think that Moscow is located at the north pole Factories suing each other though come on Who doesn t know that in communism all factories belong to the state That would mean that the government was suing itself Also couldn t forgive the idea that kgb would have to cover up killing people accused in treason I had a family member die because he was a suspect I knew many others who s family members die the same way Trust me kgb didn t have to cover up for any of it Killing traitors and enemies of the people was a part of their job The article in the teacher s newspaper in the begining of chapter 2 was also a load of cat poo Why would a government put Stalin who was Georgian and Khrushchev who was Ukrainian in power if the policies were so racist against non Russians Of all the problems USSR had racism was not one of them In fact racism is something USSR used in their propoganda against the US There were movies made where they were specifically criticizing US for segregation The pop babies propaganda did exist in USSR but it wasn t to have Russians as the dominant race it was because during WWII almost an entire generation got killed They needed to repopulate the country

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Gorky Park review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith Complicated and the overriding uality is intelligence”–The Washington Post“Reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be” – The New York Times Book Review“An unbelievable achievement vivid witty completely fascinating”– Boston Herald American“Gripping romantic and dazzlingly original”– Cosmopolitan. This novel was originally published in 1981 Almost 36 years ago I believe that I attempted to read the book once before perhaps shortly after it s publication but did not finish I wish I had read it then Reading it today I find it is dated The author demonstrated talent in describing scenes in the story whether it is in Moscow a Russian dacha or a dingy New York hotel room you could visualize it and feel as though you were right there What I found difficult to believe was the level of corruption and conspiracy Basically everyone Arkady Renko a chief homicide investigator is assigned to a case involving three corpses found in Gorky Park an amusement park in Moscow who have had their faces and fingertips cut off It is a cold case no pun intended The victims had been buried in the snow and only revealed when the snow started to melt Renko is smart and sensitive He is also a victim His wife doesn t love him and is having an affair His superiors use him Life in the Soviet Union is like an insane asylum In the Soviet Union dissidents are labeled as mentally ill and forcibly treated with psychotropic drugs Renko exposes corruption and dishonesty wherever he finds it including on the part of influential and well protected members of the elite regardless of the conseuences The conseuence being that he finds himself described by a KGB agent as mentally ill You have unreal expectations You overestimate your personal powers You feel isolated from society You swing from excitement to sadness You mistrust the people who most want to help you You resent authority even when you represent it You think you are the exception to every rule You underestimate the collective intelligence What is right is wrong and what is wrong is rightI had a difficult time deciding on how many stars to give this book At times I found myself into it and the story Other times though it seemed to drag and I just wanted it to end so I could move on to the next book Maybe in 1981 before the collapse of the Soviet Union I would have been deeply into the book Today though it just felt outdated IMHO The Unicorn in the Barn romantic and dazzlingly original”– Cosmopolitan. 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Gorky Park review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith “Brilliant enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind” –The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center three corpses found frozen in the snow faces and fingers missing Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant sensitive honest and cynical about everything except his profession To identify th. Martin Cruz Smith s Gorky Park 1981 is the first book in series set in the Soviet Union and featuring Arkady Renko a homicide investigator for the Moscow city police It is an unusual work for it gives the reader a uniue glimpse into the difficulties facing a detective who is forced to operate in a police state For example and this makes for a noteworthy variation on the typical policier Renko at first tries not to solve his case but instead to find some piece of evidence of foreign involvement or some form of conspiracy that will allow him to dump the whole vexing affair in the lap of the KGB The vodka fueled bludgeonings he usually investigates are easy to handle but these three frozen corpses in Gorky Park two men and one woman shot to death their faces and fingertips removed to prevent identification are another matter entirely This is definitely something that might attract the attention of his superiors And that kind of attention is something Arkady Renko does not desireOne of the best things about Smith s book is his portrait of the Soviet bureaucracy suspicious and hypocritical deceptive and self deceptive filled with outmoded beliefs and threadbare traditions always ready to betray the loyal and the naive for the good of the institution Now what exactly did Smith s description of this society remind me of The Republican Party The Roman Catholic Church Yes of course those too but they weren t exactly the institutions I was thinking of And then it hit me Smith s Soviet Union reminded me of John le Carre s The Circus his fictionalized portrait of British Intelligence in the post WW II worldIn 1979 John Le Carre completed the last volume of his highly esteemed Karla Trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley s People in which he depicts in detail the culture of the British Spy Network And than a little about the Soviet Union too Two years later Gorky Park was published Le Carre a writer of genius transforms his jaundiced view of the circus of spies into a metaphor for an even greater fraud humanity itself Martin Cruz Smith although no genius is an accomplished writer of thrillers who knows how to learn from a master In Gorky Park he has given us an excellent mystery that although no indictment of humanity is also a memorable portrait of the Soviet Union in decline


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Gorky Park] Between watching the ‘80s era Soviet spies in FX’s The Americans and tensions running high over Russian activity in the Ukraine it almost seems like Cold War never ended In fact because of a European consulting firm being brought into my workplace I’m seeing Russians all over my building Hopefully things don’t hit the point where I have to take to the hills and go all Red Dawn WolverinesWith all this re

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    read Gorky Park Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read (EBOOK/EPUB) [Gorky Park] “‘There are not many road signs in Russia you know’ He laughed ‘If you don’t know where the road goes you shouldn’t be on it'” — Arkady RenkoWhen Gorky Park was first published in 1981 it was immediately banned in the then Soviet Union because of its apt depiction of everyday Soviet life Though

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Gorky Park] Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read Well Sigh I'm deciding what to write Ok TruthI'm disappointed with 'Gorky Park' book one in the Soviet Union's Inspector Arkady Renko series Oh it's a fine inventive entertainment for a mystery with a lot of twists and near death escapes tons of corrupt cops and officials and so many betrayals and hidden motives I am ama

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [Gorky Park] Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read A little bit of actual research would've been nice I am very forgiving when it comes to getting things wrong about USSR; after all not everyone lived there and not everyone knows the culture I was able to forgive the misuse of names and the word comrade I was able to forgive the fact the the author seems to think that Moscow is loc

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    read Gorky Park characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read A mesmerizing police procedural murder mystery that also explores Soviet Russia and the dichotomy between east and westSet in the late 70s the book was first published in 1981 this is the SOVIET UNION Leonid freaking Brezhnev and still some old pre revolution folks running around MoscowChief Inspector Arkady Renko is tasked with solving th

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    characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith (EBOOK/EPUB) [Gorky Park] Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read There seemed a kind of a hush all over our fifth floor coffee and smoking lounge as I cracked open this then new release on my lunch break back in the early eightiesAnd as I entered the crime scene with our dishevelled and grumpy Arcady Renko deep within the famed Moscow park in a fairytale midwinter scene of icily glittering snow I saw how expertly the scene had been set for “doom deep and darker than any sea dingl

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    Martin Cruz Smith ✓ 3 free read characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Martin Cruz Smith read Gorky Park This novel was originally published in 1981 Almost 36 years ago I believe that I attempted to read the book once before perhaps shortly after it's publication but did not finish I wish I had read it then Reading it today I find it is

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  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Gorky Park
  • Martin Cruz Smith
  • English
  • 02 December 2018
  • 9780812977240