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The Game (Mary Russell, #7) - Laurie R. King
The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
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It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same... show more
It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling’s famed Kim. Inexplicably, O’Hara withdrew from the “Great Game” of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared. When Russell discovers Holmes’s own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it’s often impossible to tell friend from foe—and that some games aren’t played for fun but for the highest stakes of all…life and death.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553386370 (0553386379)
ASIN: 553386379
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#7)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 Not the strongest entry
Given my obsessive interest in colonial India, I'm surprised that I didn't like this entry in the Mary Russell series more than I did. Perhaps coming on the heels of Justice Hall, which was my favorite of the seven that I have read, this one suffered by comparison. Like Murder by Death (with whom ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
I finished this yesterday, but everyone and every thing conspired against me this weekend and I was unable to update/post except in 15 seconds bursts. My apologies to Moonlight Reader for letting down the side a bit. Talk about conflicted about a read. I both loved and hated almost every page. ...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
3.0 The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
.... and an extra half a star. A good romp and a comfortable 'Kim' tribute.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Very Entertaining Homage to Kipling's Kim (and Sherlock Holmes)
This is the seventh book in the Mary Russell series, which involve partnering Sherlock Holmes, professionally and romantically, with an unlikely female counterpart: and I love them--ever since I discovered one of the middle books in the series, A Letter of Mary. Well, this particular book is ...
Kribu
Kribu rated it
I'm trying so hard to pace myself with these books, because I just don't want to risk getting tired before getting done, or exhausting the series too quickly, but, well, best laid plans and all that.Anyway, this was another very enjoyable read. It did take me a bit to get into the right mindset this...
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