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Hard Currency | Kaminsky, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book

HARD CURRENCY by Stuart Kaminsky

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, in a flawless dustjacket , signed by the author. January 1995 NY: Fawcett Columbine ISBN 0449907252
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The former Soviet Union, as it lurches from the ruins of communism toward an uncertain capitalist future, is the scene of award-winning novelist Stuart Kaminsky's acclaimed Porfiry Rostnikov mysteries. In Hard Currency, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the fall of Lenin's statue have not changed the harsh realities of Russian life overnight. Food lines still snake through the barren streets, political power struggles are still waged in the upper echelons of the bureaucracy. And for embattled police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his comrades, the thaw in the Cold War means only that they must tread carefully on treacherously thin ice. This time, a radical change in climate is in order for Rostnikov: his superiors dispatch him to the U.S.S.R.'s one-time ally, Cuba, on a criminal investigation-cum-diplomatic mission. A former Russian advisor stands accused - and all but convicted - of the murder of a female citizen. With dedicated junior detective Elena Timofeyeva in tow, and a watchful KGB agent on his tail, Rostnikov must grapple with his cunning Cuban counterpart, as well as a perplexing murder scenario, to save face for his mother country. Back in Russia, a spate of grisly sexual mutilation murders announces the return of a notorious serial killer to the streets of Moscow. Relentless, obsessive Inspector Emil Karpo - "the Vampire" - leads the manhunt for the person whose mundane appearance hides the tormented, predatory soul of a madman. It is a quest that will ultimately dangle Karpo's young partner, Sasha Tkach, as bait...and draw Karpo himself into a chilling relationship with his twisted quarry.

When a former Russian advisor stands accused of murdering a female citizen in Cuba, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to the former Soviet Union's one-time ally on a criminal investigation/diplomatic mission. With a watchful KGB agent on his tail, Rostnikov must grapple with his cunning Cuban counterpart, as well as a perplexing murder scenario.
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