Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #13
On Sale: February 24, 2015
Featuring: Mary Russell; Sherlock Holmes; Thomas Carlyle
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Laurie R. Kingâ€™s New York Times bestselling novels of
suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock
Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers
the authorâ€™s adept interplay of history and adventure. Now
the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time
themselvesâ€”only to be swept up in a baffling case that
lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the
of Oxfordâ€™s most revered institution.
After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all
India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way
California to deal with some family business that Russell
has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they
plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in
Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving
Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though theyâ€™re not the vacationing
types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focusâ€”not
to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not
visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal
is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up
her older, highly skilled husband.
Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes
recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he
suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an
career choice for a man richer in social connections than
pounds sterling. And then thereâ€™s the lithe, surprisingly
fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and
haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language
and customs, but Russell canâ€™t shake the feeling that
Sato is not who she claims to be.
Once in Japan, Russellâ€™s suspicions are confirmed in a
surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the
cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to
solve a mystery involving international extortion,
espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed,
spark revolutionâ€”and topple an empire.
Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes
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