Martin Smith is a well educated man who studied at the University of Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in 1964. Smith went on to become a well known author. He is best known for his novels featuring the Russian Ivestigator Arkady Renko. He has been very successful in hes writing career and his books have been called the "thriller of the '80s" by Time Magazine.
Martin Cruz Smith lives in San Rafael, California with his family.