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Book Information: Turkish Gambit, the

Turkish Gambit, the (1998) [Novel]
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Series: Erast Fandorin

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

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 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.

Original title: Tурецкий гамбит [Turetskii Gambit]
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesHistorical
FictionHistoricalEuropeanRussia

Edition #1: The Turkish Gambit

The Turkish Gambit (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Bromfield
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The Turkish Gambit (April 5, 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1400060508
Pages: 224

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