The Death of Achilles, Paperback
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Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow, and he just can't seem to keep out of trouble...The fourth novel in the bestselling crime series from the author of THE WINTER QUEEN. Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow after an absence of six years, only to find himself instantly embroiled in court politics and scandal.

His old friend General Sobolev - the famous 'Russian Achilles' - has been found dead in a hotel room, and Fandorin suspects foul play. Using his now-famous powers of detection - powers that belie his twenty-six years - Fandorin embarks on an investigation, during which the political and the personal may become dangerously blurred.

With the assistance of some formidable martial arts skills, acquired whilst Fandorin was in Japan, our eccentric and ingenious hero must endeavour to discover not so much whodunit, as why...




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Ok I agree with some of the reviews- it is not the best Akunin, but he is still trying our various narrative devices and it is still a cut above the average thriller. Read it but not as your first Akunin. Second half is better than the first that is probably the main problem, it is just a bit slow to get going.

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