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Stalin's Ghost (2007) [Novel]
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Series: Arkady Renko
Part: 6

Summary (From the publisher):

Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating. Decidedly better than that of Renko, whose lover, Eva, has left him for Detective Nikolai Isakov, a charismatic veteran of the civil war in Chechnya, a hero of the far right and, Renko suspects, a killer for hire. The cases entwine, and Renko's quests become a personal inquiry fueled by jealousy.

The investigation leads to the fields of Tver outside of Moscow, where once a million soldiers fought. There, amidst the detritus, Renko must confront the ghost of his own father, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs -- the Red Diggers and Black Diggers -- collect the bones, weapons and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are surprises.

Original title: Stalin's Ghost
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

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Stalin's Ghost (2007)
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Language: English

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Stalin's Ghost (March 7, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330444934
Pages: 416

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Stalin's Ghost (June 12, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743276726
Dimensions: 6.8 x 9.9 x 1.4 in
Pages: 352

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Stalin's Ghost (July 6, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781405090490
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.3 x 1.3 in
Pages: 352

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Stalin's Ghost (July 1, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Waterville, Maine
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
ISBN: 9781585479191
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.5 x 1.2 in
Pages: 400

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