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Black City

Boris Akunin

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Fiction in translation

THE LATEST NOVEL IN BORIS AKUNIN'S ERAST FANDORIN MYSTERIES

An action-packed mystery in which the stakes are far higher than ever before: can Fandorin capture a renowned criminal save the Russian Empire and avoid a global war?

Crimea, 1914.

When the Tzar's head of security is assassinated, Erast Fandorin is called to investigate: the killer has been overheard mentioning a 'black city' so Fandorin and his trusty companion, Masa, head to Baku, the burgeoning Russian capital of oil.

But from the moment they arrive in the city - a hotbed of corruption and greed by the Caspian Sea - they realise someone is watching their every move, and they will stop at nothing to derail their investigation.

Having suffered a brutal attack and with Masa's life hanging by a thread, Fandorin is forced to rely on the help of an unexpected new ally, and he begins to suspect the plot might be part of something larger - and much more sinister.

With war brewing in the Balkans, a Bolsheviks strike threatening the nation's oil supply, and Europe's empires struggling to contain the threat of revolution, Fandorin must try and solve his most difficult case yet - before time runs out.

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Praise for Black City

  • Akunin is a sensation. He has created a popular hero to equal Sherlock Holmes and James Bond - THE TIMES

  • The most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing - GUARDIAN

  • Akunin's work is gloriously tongue-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time - DAILY EXPRESS

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Boris Akunin

BORIS AKUNIN is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili.
He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over forty million copies around the world.
He lives in London.

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