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The Diamond chariot : the further adventures of Erast Fandorin /
Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield.
imprint
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011
description
2 v. in 1 (502 p.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0297860674, 9780297860679
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imprint
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011
isbn
0297860674
9780297860679
contents note
Bk.1. Dragonfly-catcher -- bk. 2. Between the lines.
general note
"An Erast Fandorin mystery"--Jacket.
catalogue key
8238172
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"For what are essentially postmodern parodies, these are amazingly rich reads"
"ingeniously plotted, racily written and wryly observed"
"The most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing rolls gloriously on with this, the 10th Erast Fandorin novel"
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Summaries
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As enemy spies converge on St Petersburg, Fandorin is called to investigate an explosion on a railway bridge, which brought down a packed train. Trailing a suspect in Moscow, the detective comes face to face with a smuggling ring, a band of revolutionaries, and a clan of ninja assassins.
Main Description
The first of the interlinked plotlines is set in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Fandorin is charged with protecting the Trans-Siberian Railway from Japanese sabotage in a pacy adventure filled with double agents and ticking bombs. Then we travel back to the Japan of the late 1870s. This is the story of Fandorin's arrival and life in Yokohama, his first meeting with Masa and the martial arts education that came in so handy later. He investigates the death of a Russian ship-captain, fights for a woman, exposes double-agents in the Japanese police, fights against, and then with the ninjas, and becomes embroiled in a shocking finale that interweaves the two stories and ties up the series as a whole.
Main Description
The first of the interlinked plotlines is set in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Fandorin is charged with protecting the Trans-Siberian Railway from Japanese sabotage in a pacy adventure filled with double agents and ticking bombs.Then we travel back to the Japan of the late 1870s. This is the story of Fandorin's arrival and life in Yokohama, his first meeting with Masa and the martial arts education that came in so handy later! He investigates the death of a Russian ship-captain, fights for a woman, exposes double-agents in the Japanese police, fights against, and then with the ninjas, and becomes embroiled in a suitably shocking finale that interweaves the two stories and ties up the series as a whole!

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