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Stalin's Ghost

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Stalin's Ghost

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Martin Cruz Smith
genre:
, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

STALIN’S GHOST Martin Cruz Smith As detective Arkady Renko investigates the appearance of Joseph Stalin’s spirit on a Moscow train, the dogged cop is also forced to confront some more personal ghosts in Martin Cruz Smith?s Stalin?s Ghost.

Grisliest Death
A WWII-era mine that ”at close range…could cut a man in half” — and does.

Lowdown
Smith skillfully evokes a very modern Russia, where American spin doctors assist homegrown political candidates and killings take place amid KFC tubs. B+