_25E2_2580_259CBrilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind._25E2_2580_259D
–The New Yorker
A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and the New York City police as he pursues a rich, ruthless, and well-connected American fur dealer. Meanwhile, Renko is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything.
_25E2_2580_259COnce one gets going, one doesn_25E2_2580_2599t want to stop. . . . The action is gritty, the plot complicated, and the overriding quality is intelligence._25E2_2580_259D
–The Washington Post
“Reminds you just how satisfying a smoothly turned thriller can be.” –The New York Times Book Review
_25E2_2580_259CAn unbelievable achievement . . . vivid, witty . . . completely fascinating._25E2_2580_259D
–Boston Herald American
_25E2_2580_259CGripping, romantic, and dazzlingly original._25E2_2580_259D
THIS TITLE COMES FROM MORTALIS: Mysteries and Thrillers
Random House Trade Paperbacks is please to present Mortalis, a line of books featuring mysteries and thrillers that are historical and/or international in scope. The list includes trade paperback originals as well as reprints of classic mysteries, international thrillers, and the occasional tale of true crime.
Mortalis gives us an ideal way to introduce the best new writers as well as to celebrate the masters in these genres, said Jane von Mehren, Vice President and Publisher, Trade Paperbacks, Random House Publishing Group.Mortalis republishes some classic authors such as Martin Cruz Smith , P. D. James, Robert Harris, Agatha Christie, and Wilkie Collins as well as original trade paperbacks such as Boris Akunins SISTER PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG (the start of a new series from an internationally bestselling author), New York Times Notable author David Corbetts BLOOD OF PARADISE, and Alex Carrs literary thriller AN ACCIDENTAL AMERICAN. Featuring stunning new packaging, each title contains a dossier in the back-a brand new commentary section that illuminates a specific and intriguing aspect of the work, or the authors career.