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When onetime dissident journalist Nikolai Katkov is tipped off to the murder of a highly placed government official, he doesn't count on the trail twisting into the lurid world of Moscow mafia casino-owner Arkady Barkhin. After Katkov's relentless digging almost gets him gunned down, he receives an unexpected appeal for help from the striking Gabby Scotto, a US Treasury special agent. She has been tracking laundered money flowing out of the US - an investigation that has led to Barkhin's casino and a similar dead end. But then Katkov obtains a sensitive government document that could shatter Russia's fragile and newly free economy - and join Scotto in Washington to pick up the trail.

Katkov's tenaciousness in pursuit of a story has been honed by decades of KGB harassment, and his survival instincts - notwithstanding a penchant for vodka and American cigarettes - by a few hard years in the Gulag. He senses a kindred spirit in the vivacious Broolynite whose bravado is matched by her investigative savvy - and who leaps at the chance to lead some down-and-dirty field work. Scotto has doubts about sharing privileged information with a journalist, but they are squelched when Katkov makes a critical discovery about a shipping container heading south on I-95 - one that they suspect is filled with $2 billion badly in need of laundering.

As Katkov and Scotto's pursuit races from freeways to freight cars, from Baltimore to Miami, they are shadowed by American entrepreneur Michael Rubineau, a man intent upon seeing the container safely to its ultimate destination. A frequent VIP guest at Arkady Barkhin's Moscow nightclub, Rubineau has devised a scheme of stunning brilliance and unprecedented greed and venality. But as Scotto prepares to take him down, and Katkov composes his front-page headlines, they're forced into a gambit of extreme peril. Heading into the last outpost of communism, Katkov is about to discover that love of country and lust for money can crumble even the fiercest loyalties . . .

    

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Used availability for Gregory S Dinallo's Red Ink

Hardback Editions

September 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Ink
Author(s): Greg Dinallo
ISBN: 0-7089-5806-0 / 978-0-7089-5806-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red Ink
Author(s): Greg Dinallo
ISBN: 0-671-73313-3 / 978-0-671-73313-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Paperback Editions

September 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: RED INK
Author(s): Gregory Dinallo
ISBN: 0-671-73314-1 / 978-0-671-73314-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Ink
Author(s): Greg Dinallo
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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