As a train pulls into Yaroslav Station, Moscow, a teenage girl wakes to discover an unimaginable horror. Her baby has been taken... When the station police are suspicious of the girl's elusive story, Maya finds herself having to search for her baby in this dangerous part of the city - Three Stations - without their help. Her only ally is a young man, Zhenya, who is drawn to her cause and who knows the dark underbelly of the city well... This is as much an acute look at modern Russia as it is a cracking crime thriller narrative from the true expert.
Auteur, entre autres ouvrages, de Parc Gorki, Chiens et Loups, L'Étoile polaire et Havana Bay, Martin Cruz Smith a reçu la Gold Dagger anglaise et le Hammett Prize américain. Il vit avec sa femme et ses enfants dans le nord de la Californie.