The Turkish Gambit
“[An] elegantly spun yarn . . . Akunin’s wonderful novels are always intricately webbed and plotted.”–The Providence JournalIt is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. In the treacherous atmosphere of a Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire... show more
“[An] elegantly spun yarn . . . Akunin’s wonderful novels are always intricately webbed and plotted.”–The Providence JournalIt is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. In the treacherous atmosphere of a Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin stumbles upon his most confounding case. Its difficulties are only compounded by the presence of Varya Suvorova, a deadly serious (and seriously beautiful) woman with revolutionary ideals who has disguised herself as a boy in order to reunite with her respected comrade and fiancé. Even after Fandorin saves her life, Varya can hardly bear to thank such a “lackey of the throne” for his efforts. When Varya’s fiancé is accused of espionage and faces execution, however, she must turn to Fandorin to find the real culprit . . . a mission that forces her to reckon with his courage, deductive mind, and piercing gaze.
Publish date: April 18th 2006
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Russian Literature
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Erast Fandorin Mysteries (#2)
The Turkish Gambit is the second novel in Russian author Boris Ankunin's series featuring military detective Erast Fandorin. Set in 1877 during the Russian war with the Ottoman Empire, Fandorin must discover the culprit responsible for sabotaging the Russian Army's battle plans even before they can ...
The Book Report: Erast Petrovich Fandorin, titular counsellor of the Tsar's Special Branch (secret police, ugh), finds himself in the thick of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. In a manner very like that of a skinny, stammering love-child of James Bond and Nero Wolfe, Fandorin arranges things so t...
Second title in Akunin's Erast Fandorin series. We find Fandorin again after the tragic ending of his first real case. He's become more detached, older despite his very young age. Less vain, less social. Which is the perfect backdrop for this tale of life, intrigue and heroism in the War between Rus...