Arkady Renko is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American novelist Martin Cruz Smith. Arkady Renko starts out as the chief investigator for the Soviet Militsiya, but he later takes on various other jobs. The first novel in the series, Gorky Park, was adapted into a film in 1983.


Martin Cruz Smith is an American author of mystery novels. Before becoming a fiction author, Martin worked as a journalist for four years. Martin is best known for his novels Nightwing and his Arkady Renko series. Martin Cruz Smith has won the British Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award as well as the Dashiell Hammett […]