The Turkish Gambit (Paperback)
Random House Trade, 9780812968781, 229pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2006
-The Providence Journal It 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 fiance. Even after Fandorin saves her life, Varya can hardly bear to thank such a "lackey of the throne" for his efforts. When Varya's fiance 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.
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Praise For The Turkish Gambit…
“Akunin’s mystery [series] is wildly popular in his homeland, and deservedly so. His plots are intricate. . . . Impressive.”
–The New Yorker
“An exquisitely filigreed thriller . . . delicious.”
“This sophisticated mystery is a marvel.”
–The Boston Globe
“Fandorin delves with his customary mix of taciturn superiority and apparent bewilderment. He is a delightful character like no other in crime fiction.”
–The Times (London)