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0120110613Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
Disillusioned with the workings of Moscow's Prosecution Service, Arkady Renko is on the brink of resigning when he's drawn into a strange new case.
The latest thriller by the author of Gorky Park is set in Putin's Moscow where three stations meet.
As a train pulls into Yaroslavl Station, a teenage girl wakes to find her baby has been taken.
Meanwhile Arkady's vodka loving friend, detective Victor Orlov, is called to a workers' trailer where a prostitute has been found dead without a mark on her.
With the local police keen to dismiss the death as an overdose, Renko's curiosity is aroused.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Detective Renko is on the brink of resigning, when he's drawn into a strange new case.
0220110614Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall
Arkady Renko's troubled ward Zhenya, has spotted Maya desperately searching for her missing baby at Three Stations and has offered his help.
But he doesn't understand why she is so reluctant to give the police any information about herself in order to help with their enquiries.
Meanwhile Renko persuades an old friend at the mortuary to perform an autopsy on the body of the girl found dead in the workers' trailer.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Zhenya has spotted Maya searching for her missing baby and has offered to help.
0320110615Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall
Still unhappy that the authorities don't seem to find anything curious about a young girl being found dead in a station trailer, Renko has persuaded his friend to perform an unauthorised autopsy, but he is caught red-handed when the mortuary director ushers in a woman to identify the body of her son.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Renko is caught at an unauthorised autopsy when the mortuary director ushers in a woman.
0420110616Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall
Still unhappy that a potential murder is being swept under the carpet, Renko follows a lead to the Nijinsky luxury fair where he finds himself surrounded by the new Russian oligarchs and meets a dancer who seems strangely familiar.
Meanwhile Maya's hunt for her baby goes on.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
On the trail of a murderer, Renko finds himself mixing with the new Russian oligarchs.
0520110617Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
Renko discovers that not only was the girl in the trailer murdered, but as he suspected she was not a prostitute, but a dancer at the Nijinsky club.
And as we learn more about Maya's background, her reluctance to talk to the police is explained.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Renko discovers that the girl in the trailer murdered and she wasn't a prostitute.
0620110620Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
Renko is approached by an oligarch who has fallen on hard times and discovers that even multimillionaires have their problems in modern day Moscow.
And we find out what has happened to Maya's baby.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Renko is approached by an oligarch in distress and we hear what's become of Maya's baby.
0720110621Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall
When his wife rejects the baby he has acquired for her the General puts it in a shopping bag and abandons it on a platform at Three Stations.
And Renko receives a letter summonsing him to a suspension hearing.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
When his wife rejects the baby he's bought her the General abandons it at Three Stations.
0820110622Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall
Renko is dismissed from his job but still he pursues the killer of Vera Antonova and his enquiries lead him back to the Nijinsky Club where he is intrigued by a photograph of the choreographer's son.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Renko is dismissed from his job but still he pursues the killer of Vera Antonova.
0920110623Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
Dismissed from his job as an investigator but still on the trail of a killer Renko discovers his own life is in danger.
And Maya's baby is discovered once more but still her mother has no idea how close she is to her missing daughter.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
Sacked from his job but still on the trail of a killer, Renko finds his own life in danger
10 LAST20110624Written by Martin Cruz Smith.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
Renko has discovered the identity of the killer but with no power of arrest his own life is in danger as he races through the streets of Moscow.
And Maya is close to giving up hope in the search for her child.
Read by Philip Jackson
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.
The killer is now hunting Renko and is ruthless in his quest.

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