Published June 12, 2007
by Simon & Schuster Audio .
Written in English
|Series||Arkady Renko (6)|
|Contributions||Ron McLarty (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel (Arkady Renko Series Book 6) out of 5 stars ()/5(). In Stalin's Ghost, the sixth Renko novel, riders on Moscow's Metro are convinced that the ghost of Stalin, still a hero and savior in the eyes of many, has been making appearances in the station he once visited while/5. There, amidst the detritus, Renko must confront the ghost of his own father, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs — the Red Diggers and Black Diggers — collect the bones, weapons and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are : Gallery Books. In this subtle, moving book, he is an everyman, whose loyalty and courage speak to all of us." - The Economist "A chess master in “Stalin’s Ghost” contemptuously describes one rival as “really just a wood pusher,” someone who lacks inspiration as he moves chess figures around a board.
The information about Stalin's Ghost shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. As "Stalin's Ghost" finds its way back to the civil war in Chechnya and to the staged photo opportunity of unearthing yet another mass grave, Renko roams widely and watchfully through the book's. Now, in Smith's new novel "Stalin's Ghost", Renko lives in a Russia in which the dislocations caused by the last twenty-five years have left many Russians feeling nostalgic for the security and certainty they felt under Stalin. Stalin's ghost may or may not be vexed by being placed upon the rack of this tough, brave new world that is Russia but his presence is most certainly still felt.5/5(5). Once the Chief Investigator of the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko is now a pariah of the Prosecutor's Office and has been reduced to investigating reports of late-night subway riders seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin. Part political hocus-pocus, part wishful thinking - even the illusion of the bloody dictator has a higher approval rating than /5(41).
Skip to main content. LOGIN ; GET LIBRARY CARD ; GET EMAIL UPDATES ; SEARCH ; Home ; About Us. The excellent Russian detective Arkady Renko investigates supposed sightings of Josef Stalin in the Moscow subway, getting himself shot in the head in the : Martin Cruz Smith. Stalin’s ghost: an Arkady Renko novel / Martin Cruz Smith.4/5(32). Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Nightwing, Polar Star, Stalin’s Ghost, Rose, December 6, Tatiana, The Girl from Venice, and The Siberian is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and Britain’s Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale/5().