The Death of Achilles: A Novel
In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin’s old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev (“Achilles” to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack. But Fandorin suspects an unnatural cause. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the beautiful singer–“not exactly a courtesan”–known as Wanda. Apparently, in Wanda’s bed, the general secretly breathed his last. . . .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - polarbear123 - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mojacobs - LibraryThing
I was disappointed by this book: I found it very hard going, not because it is difficult reading, but frankly, I could not care less what happened next... You get very little historical background ... Read full review