Edition: 8th printing.
New York: Random House, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Masterful suspense novel set in Moscow in the deep winter - the first mystery featuring Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko. Basis for the movie of the same name. Strong praise on the back cover from P.D. James and Peter Matthiessen who called it 'ingenious, intellingent, gripping and beautifully made - dominated by the rare and wonderful figure of a true hero.' INSCRIBED on title page - "To -- Good wishes" . Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-394-517482.
Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (some bleeding from cloth spine to interior of dj)