This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
A passenger train hurtling through the night. An unwed teenage mother headed to Moscow to seek a new life. A cruel-hearted soldier looking furtively, forcibly, for sex. An infant disappearing without a trace.
So begins Martin Cruz Smith’s masterful Three Stations, a suspenseful, intricately constructed novel featuring Investigator Arkady Renko. For the last three decades, beginning with the trailblazing Gorky Park, Renko (and Smith) have captivated readers with detective tales set in Russia. Renko is the ironic, brilliantly observant cop who finds solutions to heinous crimes when other lawmen refuse to even acknowledge that crimes have occurred. He uses his biting humor and intuitive leaps to fight not only wrongdoers but the corrupt state apparatus as well.
In Three Stations, Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues, most notably an invitation to Russia’s premier charity ball, the billionaires’ Nijinksy Fair. Thus a sordid death becomes interwoven with the lifestyles of Moscow’s rich and famous, many of whom are clinging to their cash in the face of Putin’s crackdown on the very oligarchs who placed him in power.
Renko uncovers a web of death, money, madness and a kidnapping that threatens the woman he is coming to love and the lives of children he is desperate to protect. In Three Stations, Smith produces a complex and haunting vision of an emergent Russia’s secret underclass of street urchins, greedy thugs and a bureaucracy still paralyzed by power and fear.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Arkady Renko returns in a new novel involving a kidnapped baby with a mysterious teenage mother, a dead prostitute, police corruption, and as always, the cold, dark, impenetrable landscape of modern-day Moscow.
Martin Cruz Smith is known for novels that are peopled with fascinating, flawed and three-dimensional characters. Arkady Renko himself has plenty of his own problems. His prosecutor keeps him bored to death, and he's struggling with the onset of middle age. His longtime partner and friend Victor Orlov returns as well, beginning with an arrest for public drunkenness. And the mysterious 15-year-old chess prodigy, Zhenya, whom Arkady shelters and attempts to parent, has a larger-than-usual role to play in Three Stations.About the Author:
Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Polar Star, Stalin’s Ghost, Rose, December 6, Tatiana, and The Girl from Venice. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of Britain’s Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale. He lives in California.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0743276744
Book Description Simon & Schuster, NJ, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition (1st printing). This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing)l. Book. Seller Inventory # 034444
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0743276744
Book Description Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand New - Unread - Binding is clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; no dents, bumps or scrapes; dust jkt is clean and crisp w/ no tears, stains or wrinkles; not price clipped or remaindered. Flawless. The seventh Arkady Renko thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Wrapped in Brodart mylar, carefully packaged and shipped in a box. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001184
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110743276744
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First edition. An Arkady Renko novel. This book is in very fine, new and unread condiiton. Not used. This is a first edition with a complete number line. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve. Signed by the author in person, signature only. Seller Inventory # 1736
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed, First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED, FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (stated, complete number line to 1) Simon & Schuster, August 2010. Signed by the Author directly on the Title Page, no inscription. Dust Jacket Bright in Brodart protective cover, Clean, no wear, no tears, not price clipped ($25.99). Text Clean, no marks. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. Not book club. Books are Carefully Packed in a Box and Shipped Daily with Delivery Confirmation from Dry, Smoke-Free shop. Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 505 S218
Book Description Simon & Schuster (New York), 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition. First Printing. Hardbound. A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket, pristine and unread. Comes with dust jacket wrapper. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. He has signed his name only, without any other marks or writing. Smoke-free. Shipped in well padded box. You cannot find a better copy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 0810-366
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # CF 03
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2010. hardcover. Condition: New. Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2010 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author(s). Seller Inventory # SMITHRE01