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Stalin's Ghost STALIN'S GHOST Martin Cruz Smith As detective Arkady Renko investigates the appearance of Joseph Stalin's spirit on a Moscow train, the dogged cop is...Stalin's GhostTrue Crime, Mystery and Thriller STALIN'S GHOST Martin Cruz Smith As detective Arkady Renko investigates the appearance of Joseph Stalin's spirit on a Moscow train, the dogged cop is...2007-06-08Simon & Schuster
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Stalin's Ghost

Genre: True Crime, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Martin Cruz Smith; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

STALIN’S GHOST Martin Cruz Smith As detective Arkady Renko investigates the appearance of Joseph Stalin’s spirit on a Moscow train, the dogged cop is also forced to confront some more personal ghosts in Martin Cruz Smith?s Stalin?s Ghost.

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A WWII-era mine that ”at close range…could cut a man in half” — and does.

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Smith skillfully evokes a very modern Russia, where American spin doctors assist homegrown political candidates and killings take place amid KFC tubs. B+

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