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Polar Star

Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Arkady Renko, former chief investigator of the Moscow town prosecutor's office, made too many enemies and lost the favour of his party. After a self-imposed exile in Siberia, Renko toils on the 'slime line' of a factory ship in the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous Georgian woman comes up with the day's catch, the signs of murder are undeniable. Up against the Soviet bureaucracy in a complex international web, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he once was. And in doing so, he discovers much more than he bargained for.... 

©1989 Martin Cruz Smith (P)2019 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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Gripping, suspenseful, bleak,

I loved it, it's like the hunt for red october meets murder om the orient express. Just listen, you don't even need to have read/listened to Gorky Park. But it helps.

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I have waited so long for these Renko books ! Thank u audible very happy listener

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An Arcady Renko novel is always a joy but this one for my money is one of if not the best. Martin Cruz Smith one of the few truly great writers of my generation, gives himself the pallet of the Baring Sea and the polar ice cap to provide the backdrop, an ensemble of outstanding characters to populate it and a dense intriguing plot to support it. Then to top it all the publishers use the great Frank Muller to narrate it. A work of true and enduring class.