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Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel

Arkady Renko 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, the melancholy hero --- cynical, analytical and quietly subversive --- unravels a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself.

Weeks of November 10 and 17, 2014

Releases for the weeks of November 10th and 17th include Martin Cruz Smith's TATIANA, in which Arkady Renko must connect the dots among a Russian journalist’s mysterious death, corrupt politicians, murderous gangsters and brazen bureaucrats; PURGATORY by Ken Bruen, which finds former cop Jack Taylor being goaded into joining a vigilante killer's murderous spree; and MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS, Donna Leon's collection of 50 funny, charming, passionate and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate.