The Diamond Chariot

The Diamond Chariot

A stunning and epic finale to the series, pitting Fandorin against both Ninjas and terrorists on the Trans-Siberian Express!

The first of the interlinked plotlines is set in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Fandorin is charged with protecting the Trans-Siberian Railway from Japanese sabotage in a pacy adventure filled with double agents and ticking bombs.

Then we travel back to the Japan of the late 1870s. This is the story of Fandorin’s arrival and life in Yokohama, his first meeting with Masa and the martial arts education that came in so handy later. He investigates the death of a Russian ship-captain, fights for a woman, exposes double-agents in the Japanese police, fights against, and then with the ninjas, and becomes embroiled in a shocking finale that interweaves the two stories and ties up the series as a whole.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th September 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780297860693

Reviews

The most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing
Guardian
Boris Akunin shows how it should be done ... an absurdly imaginative story, surreal and comic ... irresistible
The Times
The most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing
Guardian
A witty, rip-roaring thrill-fest
Time Out
Ingeniously plotted, racily written and wryly observed
Financial Times
Boris Akunin shows how it should be done ... an absurdly imaginative story, surreal and comic ... irresistible
The Times