The Folding Knife

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Orbit, Jan 1, 2010 - Byzantine Empire - 501 pages
27 Reviews
Basso the Magnificent. Basso the Great. Basso the Wise. Basso the Murderer. The First Citizen of the Vesani Republic is an extraordinary man. He is ruthless, cunning and, above all, lucky. He brings wealth, power and prestige to his people. But with power comes unwanted attention, and Basso must defend his nation and himself from threats foreign and domestic. In a lifetime of crucial decisions, he's only ever made one mistake.One mistake, though, can be enough.

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Plot fell into disrepute. - Goodreads
The ending is slightly ambiguous. - Goodreads
Which is why the ending is so harsh. - Goodreads
KJ Parker's writing is a little strange. - Goodreads
Plot is due for a comeback. - Goodreads
The Folding Knife is the most plot-driven of three. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Besha - Goodreads

I have some seriously mixed feelings about KJ Parker. I had a half-joking theory that this was what Scott Lynch was doing between Gentleman Bastards books--they have some major similarities. But Scott ... Read full review

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User Review  - gilmae - Goodreads

I have to ban myself from reading KJ Parker books. She excels in building machines. These machines hum along beautifully until this nearly missable inflection point where a tiny thing goes wrong. A ... Read full review

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