Arkady Renko

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,231 ratings

Gorky Park Publisher's Summary

At first, the case of the bodies found in a Moscow park looked straightforward: a "troika", probably three on a bottle, drunk together and then frozen to death together in the brutal Russian night. But Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko hits a sharp and complicated turn with the arrival of the KGB's Pribluda. Suddenly, his access to a routine investigation is blocked. Why?
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  • Book 1

    • Gorky Park

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 652

    At first, the case of the bodies found in a Moscow park looked straightforward: a "troika", probably three on a bottle, drunk together and then frozen to death together in the brutal Russian night. But Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko hits a sharp and complicated turn with the arrival of the KGB's Pribluda. Suddenly, his access to a routine investigation is blocked. Why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still the BEST

    • By IVAL on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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    • Havana Bay

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  • Book 5

    • Wolves Eat Dogs

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 328

    In Wolves Eat Dogs, beloved detective Arkady Renko enters the privileged world of Russia's new billionaire class. The grandest of them all, a self-made powerhouse named Pasha Ivanov, has apparently leapt to his death from the palatial splendor of his ultra-modern Moscow condominium. While there are no signs pointing to homicide, there is one troubling and puzzling bit of evidence: in Ivanov's bedroom closet, there's a mountain of salt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming

    • By IVAL on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $23.58

  • Book 6

    • Stalin's Ghost

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians, Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russian Ghosts

    • By jack on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $23.58

  • Book 7

    • Three Stations

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    In Three Stations, Arkady Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the usual

    • By Kenneth on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 8

    • Tatiana

    • An Arkady Renko Novel, Book 8
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story but terrible narration

    • By Rollin on 12-13-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tatiana

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

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