Blood and Rubles

Blood and Rubles Crime in post communist Russia has only gotten worse rubles are scarce blood plentiful In the eyes of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his metropolitan police team newfound democracy has unleashed t

  • Title: Blood and Rubles
  • Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • ISBN: 9780804112888
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Crime in post communist Russia has only gotten worse rubles are scarce, blood, plentiful In the eyes of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his metropolitan police team, newfound democracy has unleashed the desperation that pushes people over the edge, and a trio of nasty cases confirms their worst fears Deputy Inspector Sasha Tkach must find the murderous thieves who haveCrime in post communist Russia has only gotten worse rubles are scarce, blood, plentiful In the eyes of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his metropolitan police team, newfound democracy has unleashed the desperation that pushes people over the edge, and a trio of nasty cases confirms their worst fears Deputy Inspector Sasha Tkach must find the murderous thieves who have terrorized an impoverished neighborhood Policewoman Elena Timofeyeva joins the tax police in a raid on a house filled with priceless Czarist treasures which disappear the following day without a trace And relentless Inspector Emil Karpo will not rest until he finds the Mafia beasts who killed the only woman he has ever loved in a bloody drive by shooting and Karpo intends to punish them his way Deeply absorbing, full of character nuance and irony Kaminsky s laconic tone and colorful prose bring Moscow and its denizens to life The Sunday Herald Kaminsky excels each time he enters the harshness of post Cold War Russia Publishers Weekly starred review
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    • Diana says:

      Readable, but miserable. Dated now - yes, there are computers in Russia, call phones exist as well and although there may still be organized crime, I suspect not too many folks lament the loss of communism.I guess as a period piece, it is OK, I see that is a part of a series of stories about these folks, so many things are left unresolved in a gratuitous set-up for the next installment. I can't say though that I care enough to make sure Sasha is safe, Alexei doesn't lose all or Elena and Iosef g [...]

    • Jane Routley says:

      Good fun holiday read. I hope Kaminsky know Russia as well as he seems to because this was very convincing. I loved the characterization and background - the portrait of a society in freefall as it was in the early 90's. Rostnikov is a very appealing hero. This is basically a police procedural. And what do you know - references to Ed MacBain who I also read for the first time this holiday. An absorbing read.

    • Peter Barr says:

      One of a series of novels by Stuart Kaminsky involving police in Moscow. This has a unit of detectives investigating four different crimes in a changing socio-political landscape in Russia. The book is very readable and the characters are interesting. In a series that I like a great deal, this is one of the better stories in that series.

    • Ric says:

      We seem to hope that justice will prevail, but once again Porfiry and his inspectors find that in this new Russia law and order are only words, as rubles out weighs justice. A good set of cases, little good comes from trying to do what should be considered right. Leaves a sorry image of a country trying to evolve, but most likely true.

    • Rod Zemke says:

      3.75

    • Maura says:

      i'm not quite sure why i finished this. for an author who has a bunch of blurbs about how rich his characters are, i found them all quite wooden and/or inscrutable. meh.

    • K says:

      I love Kaminsky in general but this story was disappointing. The plot was ok but characters were hard to care about. There are other Inspector Rostnikov novels in his collection that are better.

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