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THE GAME. by  Laurie R King - Signed First Edition - (2004.) - from Bookfever.com, IOBA (SKU: 65846)

THE GAME.

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THE GAME.

by King, Laurie R

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780312135652
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New York:: Bantam,, (2004.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Seventh mystery featuring young Mary Russell and the aging, but more human, Sherlock Holmes. In this they travel to India, to the location of the "great game" of colonial domination and border espionage. SIGNED on the title page. Map. Author's note. 368 pp.

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's Inventory #
65846
Title
THE GAME.
Author
King, Laurie R
Book condition
Used - Fine in fine dust jacket.
Jacket condition
fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0312135653
ISBN 13
9780312135652
Publisher
Bantam,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
(2004.)
Keywords
sherlock holmes, historical mysteries, sherlockania,
Bookseller catalogs
Mysteries: historical;

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