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by Stuart M. Kaminsky

eBook Tarnished Icons download ISBN: 0804112894
Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
Publisher: Fawcett; Reprint edition (May 28, 1997)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
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Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 – October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor

Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 – October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in 1940s Hollywood (1977-2004); Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector (1981-2010); and veteran Chicago police officer Abe Lieberman (1990-2007).

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Tarnished Icons book. The previous book saw Karpo lose his lover and Rostinkov build a friendship with FBI agent Craig Hamilton. Hamilton makes a reappearance in this volume, and one in a way I had not expected. Rostinov had long had a crippled leg. Thanks to Hamilton's influence and contacts, even in Russia, Rostinkov now has a modern artificial leg.

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by. Kaminsky, Stuart M. Publication date. Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character), Police, Police, Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character). New York : Ivy Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on August 19, 2011.

Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Kaminsky is a great writer. Tarnished Icons is a very nice mix of action, plot and character development

Stuart M. Born in Chicago, Kaminsky penned more than sixty novels over his lifetime. In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. Tarnished Icons is a very nice mix of action, plot and character development. I especially like the way he interweaves the social and cultural issues of the Russian people.

Report an error in the book. Rostnikov uncovers a crime spree with roots in a long-lost Tsarist treasure.

"Rostnikov is quite simply the best cop to come out of the Soviet Union since Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko in Gorky Park."--San Francisco ExaminerIn the topsy-turvy world of post-communist Russia, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov's work is never done. Three congregants from a local synagogue, gunned down in the night, are the latest victims in the seemingly systematic execution of Jews in Moscow. But the shocking identity of one of the murdered men leads Rostnikov to suspect that, rather than simple intolerance, a more calculated motive lies behind the slaughter. Meanwhile, the city's women are under siege by The Shy One--a knife-wielding rapist who strikes without being seen. And as the last vestiges of order spin wildly out of control, a rabid antinuclear crusader plans to send a message to the New Russia via an "explosive" special delivery. It's up to Rostnikov and his fellow cops to stop the madness before it stops Russia--for good. . . ."Stuart Kaminsky's Rostnikov novels are among the best mysteries being written."--The San Diego Union
Comments: (7)
Madis
Love this series and love the Rostnikov character. Kaminsky is a master who has created a cast of characters that evolves over time and never grows tiresome or disappoints. He presents detective mysteries from the vantage point of a small specialized police unit in Moscow who are understated and underappreciated but never underachieve.
kinder
Each one of the Rostnikov books takes place in a slightly different Russia, beginning in the difficult final days under Communism and ending in the difficult beginnings of a Russia in transition. In this book he includes the difficulties of Jews trying to create a religious congregation in early post Communist days. We meet the same people complex, well-rounded main characters in a later stage of their own development reacting to new circumstances, and are introduced to new, equally complex interesting people who move the story in unexpected directions. As always, we learn a lot about Russia in difficult times.
Nafyn
Porfiry is back and the saga continues. Oh, how he's been missed. All the regulars are there and it's like a visit with the family to find out what they've been doing. Of course, the path of the Russian police is never without a new twist or a more difficult challenge. The new boss seems much more likeable and appreciative of Porfiry's intellect. Hope the next reunion isn't so long in coming
Boyn
Kaminsky's 4 books on Tsarist Russia and the transition to Stalin are really neat with a great hero - probably not too realistic... but who knows and the story lines are very well plotted... there seems no way to write another with his hero, but perhaps he can bring us another hero and write more good reads! I read all 4 books in about 1.5 weeks... don't miss these stories!
Daizil
Kaminsky is a great writer. Tarnished Icons is a very nice mix of action, plot and character development. I especially like the way he interweaves the social and cultural issues of the Russian people.
interactive man
I enjoyed all the books in this series. They are a fast read and are entertaining.
Owomed
After reading any of Stuart Kaminsky's stories, I always want to take a hot bath, put on something warm, and eat carbs. Great writer. Joyce Bowman
All of Mr. Kamisky's books are excellent