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The Game by  Laurie R King - First edition first printing - 2004 - from Scene of the Crime Books, IOBA (SKU: 21146)

The Game

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The Game

by King, Laurie R

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0553801945
ISBN 13
9780553801941
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First edition first printing of the seventh novel in the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket's rear panel. A hint of edge wear. There is a small 1/4" closed tear to the dustjacket at the spine. In near fine / near fine condition.

Synopsis

Laurie R. King's bestselling mystery series featuring Mary Russell and her husband and partner, Sherlock Holmes, is beloved by readers and acclaimed by critics the world over. Now the illustrious duo returns for their most dangerous exploit yet, in a rich and atmospheric tale that takes them to India to save the life of one of literature's most fabled heroes.It's the second day of the new year, 1924, and Mary Russell is settling in for a much-needed rest with her husband, Sherlock Holmes. But the fragile peace will be fleeting--for a visit with Holmes's gravely ill brother, Mycroft, brings news of an intrigue that is sure to halt their respite. Mycroft, who has ties to the highest levels of the government, has just received a strange package. The oilskin-wrapped packet contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O'Hara--indeed, the same Kimball who served as the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's famed Kim. An orphaned English boy turned loose in India, Kim long used his cunning to spy for the Crown. But after inexplicably withdrawing from the "Great Game" of border espionage, he's gone missing and is feared taken hostage--or even killed.When Russell learns of Holmes's own secret friendship with Kim some thirty years before, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But even before they arrive, danger will show its face in everything from a suspicious passenger on board their steamer to an "accident" that very nearly claims their lives. Once in India, Russell and Holmes must travel incognito--no small task for the English lady and her lanky companion. But after a twist of fate forces the couple to part ways, Russell learns that in this faraway place it's often impossible to tell friend from foe--and that some games must be played out until their deadly end.Showcasing King's masterful plotting and skill at making history leap from the page, The Game brings alive an India fraught with unrest and poised for change--and an unpredictable mystery with brilliance and character to match.From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
Scene of the Crime Books, IOBA CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
21146
Title
The Game
Author
King, Laurie R
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition first printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0553801945
ISBN 13
9780553801941
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2004
Bookseller catalogs
Suspense; Sherlock Holmes; Historical Fiction; Mystery;

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My wife and I have been operating Scene of the Crime Books since 1996. In 2004 we attempted to go against the market and open a storefront on Oakville Ontario. In August 2006 we closed the brick and mortar and humbly went back to just internet. We now do internet and appointment only through our home. So if you're in our neighborhood let us know 24 hours ahead of time. Thank you. Don Longmuir

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