“Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith Arkady Renko #5
Though there are 9 books in this Arkady Renko series, this shall be the last book I read. I have been warned that the books take a nosedive in quality after this one, and the Goodreads ratings bear this out.
This story is about a murky murder/suicide? of a rich businessman that connects to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion. This one took awhile to get interesting and I was getting a bit annoyed until I hit the 30% mark. In standard Martin Cruz Smith fashion, there is a complex, layered plot that keeps you guessing right until the end. Does Arkady ‘enter’ a lady he meets along the way? Of course! Does Arkady still pine for Irina? Yes! Does Arkady piss lots of people off? Duh!
This book is classic Arkady Renko. I have been warned to not read farther in the series, so I will take a break for now.
STILL NOT AS GOOD AS ‘POLAR STAR’ THOUGH! Seriously, read Gorky Park, and then Polar Star.
Book #125 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #BookReview #Books #Chernobyl #crime #murder #USSR #MartinCruzSmith #ArkadyRenko”,