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The Resource Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith

Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith

Label
Polar Star
Title
Polar Star
Statement of responsibility
Martin Cruz Smith
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fishing in the Bering Sea, a trawler's net bring up flatfish, pollock, crabs and a blonde girl in a white blouse and blue jeans. Her name is Zina, and she is a crewmember of the Soviet Factory ship Polar Star which processes the American trawlers' catches. Detailed to the ship's "slime line," where the catch is gutted before freezing, is second-class seaman Arkady Renko, formerly Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office, now banished to obscurity for "political unreliability." Renko, however, is appointed by the Polar Star's captain to investigate the death. While other officers hijack the inquiry and bring in a neat verdict of suicide, Renko pursues his lonely search and discovers, among other thngs, why so many crewmen in the fishing fleet have an urgent interest in turning him, too, into a corpse. And as the fleet clears the Aleutians and fishes its way north till it is locked in the polar ice and fog, the opportunities are not lacking. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Smith, Martin Cruz
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Seed, David
  • University of Liverpool
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  • Police
  • Shipping
  • American fiction
Label
Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith
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Publication
Contents
Water -- Earth -- Ice -- Acknowledgments -- Plan of the Polar Star -- Plan of the Eagle
Control code
l80088043232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Lccn
lc88043232
Other physical details
ill.
Ownership
Books reflecting the period of the Cold War (1947-1991) between the USSR and the US, and their allies. Donated by Professor David Seed.
Label
Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith
Publication
Contents
Water -- Earth -- Ice -- Acknowledgments -- Plan of the Polar Star -- Plan of the Eagle
Control code
l80088043232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Lccn
lc88043232
Other physical details
ill.
Ownership
Books reflecting the period of the Cold War (1947-1991) between the USSR and the US, and their allies. Donated by Professor David Seed.

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