The ice curtain

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Delacorte Press,
Pub. Date:
[2002]
Language:
English
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A thriller that explodes with taut suspense and raw emotion,The Ice Curtainpulls us into a murder mystery that is at once compelling and deeply moving. With the skill of a master storyteller, the bestselling author ofSiberian Lightbreathes life into a haunting and unforgettable landscape, weaving a dazzlingly original story of murder, deceit...and diamonds. The Ice Curtain The Iron Curtain is down, and Russia has become a smuggler's paradise. Hidden behind a curtain of ice in Siberia's far north is the richest diamond mine on earth, a motherlode of treasure so vast it could break the back of the world's oldest--and wealthiest--cartel. A cartel that will buy the enemies it can...and eliminate the ones it cannot. Against this turbulent backdrop, Gregori Nowek searches for the truth behind the murder of his best friend--shot in cold blood on a dark Moscow street. In a violent land where a twenty-dollar bill can buy or end a life, half a billion dollars in rough diamonds have vanished, lost between Siberia's mines and Moscow's vaults. The brutal murder of his best friend tests everything Nowek believes as a Russian, and as a man. In a dark realm of glittering diamonds, corrupt politicians, biznessmen, and cops caught up in the chaos of modern Russia, Nowek must find the missing diamonds before the world finds out they're gone. At stake is the future of Russia itself. Nowek's search will take him back to the place he knows best...Siberia, where the reason for his friend's murder is buried inside a gem-filled chasm beneath eternal ice and snow. It is a secret guarded by the vastness of Siberia, the diamond cartel, and a beautiful young woman who, like the dazzling gems, is trapped in a grim city walled off from the world behind a curtain of ice. Dangerously stubborn and committed to the truth, Nowek risks his life to vindicate a friend, to secure Russia's future, and to bring an astounding act of deception into the light of day. With haunting images and a powerful sense of character and place, The Ice Curtainis riveting entertainment. Deeply atmospheric and unfailingly gripping, it delivers top-notch suspense from its opening scene to its unforgettable climax.
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