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2.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 5 2.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Boris Akunin Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Erast Fandorin Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781415923573
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It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world’s last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.

It’s 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 find her respected comrade– and fiancé–Pyotr Yablokov, an army cryptographer. Even after Fandorin saves her life, Varya can hardly bear to thank such a “lackey of the throne” for his efforts.

But when Yablokov is accused of espionage and faces imprisonment and execution, Varya must turn to Fandorin to find the real culprit . . . a mission that forces her to reconsider his courage, deductive mind, and piercing gaze.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanne | 6/18/2011

    " Very good still but I prefer there to be more of Erast, and it seemed to be more espionage and war than good old crime.
    Still I've got book three on my shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 2/14/2011

    " amazing i am just liking Akunin's work moreee and moreee an amazing story very interesting and really unexpected Fandorin's change of character impressed me from being an active investigator to calm and mysterious type hope everyone will enjoy it
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 1/23/2011

    " I liked his first book in this series, but I just can't seem to get interested in this one. The heroine is weak and stupid and the characters are too confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Racheli | 12/3/2010

    " Lovely read, most of all enjoyed hating/loving the characters, and of course trying to pin point the villain! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Viktoriya | 10/11/2010

    " Honestly, for the first a hundred or so pages I couldn't even figure out what exactly this book is about and where the mystery is. Still an easy read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crotijak | 5/16/2010

    " It's so retro that its oddly fun,you read it and forget it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 5/9/2010

    " Different approach, with Fandorin as a more secondary character and more about international intrigue and war than a police procedural. "

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About the Author
Author Boris AkuninBoris Akunin is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956; he is a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese. He published his first detective stories in 1998 and in a very short time has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia. He has written nine Erast Fandorin novels to date, and is working on two other series as well. Akunin enjoys almost legendary popularity in Russia. He lives in Moscow.
About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.