With the fall of Soviet Communism, Inspector Arkady Renko returns from exile and once again takes up his career with the police, only to find himself embroiled in a perilous confrontation with Moscow's new crime elite
"Sharply, evocatively written and elaborately plotted...It should find as many friends as did GORKY PARK."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDBack from exile, Arkady Reko returns to find that his country, his Moscow, even his job, are nearly dead. Not so his enemies. Hounded by the Russian mafia, chased by ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, Arkady can only hope for escape. Fate, however, has other ideas....A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKA LITERARY GUILD MAIN SELECTIONFrom the Paperback edition.