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Martin Cruz Smith, author of The Siberian Dilemma: An Arkady Renko Novel

Iconic Moscow investigator Arkady Renko hasn’t seen his part-time lover, journalist Tatiana Petrovna, since she left on assignment over a month ago. Renko slowly learns that Tatiana has been profiling the rise of political dissident Mikhail Kuznetsov, a golden boy of modern oil wealth and the first to pose a true threat to Putin’s rule in over a decade. Though Kuznetsov seems like the perfect candidate to take on the corruption in Russian politics, his reputation becomes clouded when Boris Benz, his business partner and best friend, turns up dead. In a land of shamans and brutally cold nights, oligarchs wealthy on northern oil, and sea monsters that are said to prowl the deepest lake in the world, Renko needs all his wits about him to get Tatiana out alive.

Week of October 12, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of October 12th include A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS, an uplifting holiday tale from Debbie Macomber, whose beloved protagonist, Mrs. Miracle, shows an ordinary family that they are blessed beyond belief; HOME WORK, a follow-up to Julie Andrews' critically acclaimed memoir, HOME, in which she reflects on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria; THE SIBERIAN DILEMMA, a continuation of Martin Cruz Smith's series featuring Arkady Renko, who travels deep into Siberia to find missing journalist Tatiana Petrovna; NO STOPPING US NOW, a lively social history of American women and aging from acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins, who illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries; and JANIS, Holly George-Warren's intimate biography of Janis Joplin that establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was.