Investigator Arkady Renko has been suspended from the Moscow prosecutor's office for smashing through the corruption of Russia's underbelly to uncover unpleasant truths. Despite this, he strives to solve a final case: a young woman is found dead in a work shed on the perimeter of Moscow's main rail hub, and Renko is the only one who recognises it to be more than the simple drug overdose of a common prostitute. The case quickly unveils itself as an entangled web of murder, money and madness that stretches from the lowest of street urchins to the powerful billionaires, uncovering the extent of corruption and fear in an emergent Russia.
Als Maya im leeren Zug erwacht, stellt sie mit Schrecken fest, dass ihr Baby verschwunden ist. Die Polizei schenkt ihr keinen Glauben. Gemeinsam mit dem jungen Zenia macht sie sich auf die Suche ... - Der 7. Arkadi-Renko-Thriller.
Stalin's Ghost 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. 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. Wolves Eat Dogs The death of one of Russia's new billionaires leads Arkady Renko to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion—closed to the world since 1986's nuclear disaster. It is still aglow with radioactivity, now inhabited only by the militia, shady scavengers, a few reckless scientists, and some elderly peasants who refuse to relocate. Renko's journey to this ghostly netherworld, the crimes he uncovers there, and the secrets they reveal about the New Russia make for an unforgettable adventure. Three Stations In Three Stations, Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues, most notably an invitation to Russia’s premier charity ball. Thus a sordid death becomes interwoven with the lifestyles of Moscow’s rich and famous, many of whom are clinging to their cash in the face of Putin’s crackdown on the very oligarchs who placed him in power.
Once the Chief Investigator of the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko is now a pariah of the Prosecutor's Office and has been reduced to investigating reports of late-night subway riders seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin. Part political hocus-pocus, part wishful thinking - even the illusion of the bloody dictator has a higher approval rating than Renko. After being left by his lover for a more popular and successful detective, Renko's investigation becomes a jealousy-fuelled quest leading to the barren fields of Tver, where millions of soldiers fought, and lost their lives. Here, scavengers collect bones, weapons and paraphernalia off the remains of those slain, but there's more to be found than bullets and boots.
Venedig, kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Eines Nachts entdeckt der junge Fischer Cenzo in der Lagune eine junge Frau, die scheinbar leblos im Wasser treibt. Doch Giulia Silber ist nicht tot, sie schwimmt um ihr Leben, denn das Versteck, in das sich ihre Familie mit anderen Juden geflüchtet hatte, wurde verraten, und sie hat als einzige überlebt. Cenzo entscheidet sich, Giulia zu helfen. Doch nachdem er versucht hat, sie in Sicherheit zu bringen, verliert sich von ihr jede Spur. Cenzo macht sich auf die Suche, es ist ein Rennen gegen die Zeit, denn nicht nur er will das schöne eigenwillige Mädchen finden... »Im Schatten von San Marco« ist ein spannender Liebesroman und eine mitreißende Schilderung der letzten Kriegstage in Norditalien.
Arkady Renko has returned to Moscow from his exile in the darkest reaches of the Soviet Union. He is reinstated as an Investigator in the Moscow Militsiya, only to find the home he once knew so well is crumbling under a new world order - the Russian mafia. After the brutal murder of a black-market banker, Renko finds himself wrapped in the rich, ruthless and highly powerful underworld of the new elite. The case will take Renko on an international journey that will lead him to someone he thought was lost to him forever - defector Irina Asanova.
Three bodies found frozen in the snow. And the hunt for the killer begins… A triple murder in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park amusement centre rocks the capital – three corpses found in the snow, so badly mutilated that their identities can’t be verified. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko from the Moscow police takes the case. Renko is a brilliant investigator – dangerously so. Now, to identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI and the police – and stay alive doing it…. 'You'll be engrossed in the atmospheric setting and the complexity of Renko's pained character' Observer 'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' Val McDermid
Former Inspector for the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko, is summoned to Cuba to identify a liquefying corpse, dragged from the oily waters of Havana Bay. Renko finds himself in a decaying country, the final recess of Communism - a place where Russia is despised, exotic rituals take precedence and unexpected danger meets bewildering contradictions. After a harrowing experience that has left Renko on the verge of suicide, this new mystery leads him on a trail of deceit that reaches international proportions, and gives him a reason to relish his own life again.
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…
In einer alten Lagerhalle in den Londoner Docklands wird die verbrannte Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden. Eine erste Spur führt Superintendent Duncan Kincaid in eine soziale Einrichtung, in der Frauen und ihre Kinder Zuflucht vor häuslicher Gewalt finden. Zur selben Zeit ermittelt Kincaids Lebensgefährtin Inspector Gemma James in einer Vermisstensache. Ist die verschwundene Elaine die Tote aus der Lagerhalle? Die wahre Verbindung der beiden Fälle erkennen Kincaid und James erst spät – vielleicht zu spät für ein kleines Mädchen, das in Lebensgefahr schwebt ...