Code of Thieves, by Joyce Yarrow. What a fun yet tense book, in which sleuth Jo Epstein, a poet and a private investigator, takes her investigation all the way from New York City to Moscow in order to prove a man's innocence.
The secrets she exposes along the way put her at odds with the police and in danger of losing her life.
I'm impressed with Yarrow's spare writing style and fast-moving plot.
More later, which will hopefully include an interview with Yarrow about all things Russian.