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 also… 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 also… 2007-06-12 Mystery and Thriller True Crime Simon & Schuster
Book Review

Stalin's Ghost (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 12, 2007; Writer: Martin Cruz Smith; Genres: Mystery and Thriller, True Crime; 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.

Grisliest Death
A WWII-era mine that ''at close range...could cut a man in half'' — and does.

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

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints
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