Summary: An excerpt from a new novel about an infamous murder case in Moscow that revealed a horrific layer of elite corruption and bigotry. The excerpt introduces the scene of the crime, looking at the history and mystery of this great bridge.
Moscow herself grew on hills, and between the hills flowed rivers, creeks and streams. Myriad ad hoc wooden bridges, sometimes just a few boards thrown over the mud – mostoks they were called – held Moscow life together.
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