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The Siberian Dilemma

Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
Series: Arkady Renko Series, Book 9
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of Gorky Park comes a new Arkady Renko story set against the harsh and forbidding landscape of Siberia. Renko must fight against his own demons as well as the larger global threat posed by Russian spies.

©2019 Martin Cruz Smith (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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"Martin Cruz Smith makes tension rise through the page like a shark's fin." (Independent

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More of a novella than a novel

This book is ridiculously short! An Arkady Renko novel is always worth reading but I feel short changed with this one. And there's some sloppy writing: a bear which is 9 METRES high! Obviously it should be 9 feet. Enjoyable enough, but over too quickly.

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Wecome back, Arkady

The further and continuing story of Arkady Renko, the best investigator in fiction. Terrific story, excellent characterisation, spoiled only by the less than stellar reading. Never disappointing as a story teller, Martin Cruz Smith has not failed to hit the mark yet again.

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Disappointing

Weak plot with cop out finish.
Pseudo-Russian American accented narration detracted from what story there was.

Not up to his usual standard.