The Game: A Mary Russell Novel

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Bantam Books, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
It's only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year's visit from Holmes's brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O'Hara--the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling's famed Kim. Inexplicably, O'Hara withdrew from the "Great Game" of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared.

When Russell discovers Holmes's own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it's often impossible to tell friend from foe--and that some games aren't played for fun but for the highest stakes of all...life and death.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Garment of Shadows.
 

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For the most part I really like King's writing and I think she has been faithful to Sherlock Holmes in her stories. The idea of Mary Russell as wife and partner is intriguing and I find the Russell ... Read full review

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A little simple and a little flat, plot and believability-wise. The main 'character conflict' was the threat of Kim running rogue from British Intelligence, and the enemies of British Intelligence ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
30
Section 4
43
Section 5
56
Section 6
69
Section 7
80
Section 8
95
Section 19
240
Section 20
250
Section 21
264
Section 22
278
Section 23
289
Section 24
300
Section 25
309
Section 26
323

Section 9
104
Section 10
114
Section 11
128
Section 12
137
Section 13
148
Section 14
163
Section 15
178
Section 16
193
Section 17
212
Section 18
224
Section 27
335
Section 28
346
Section 29
356
Section 30
364
Section 31
369
Section 32
373
Section 33
377
Section 34
381
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Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic with the publication of her debut thriller,A Grave Talent. She is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the award-winning Mary Russell series, and the bestselling novelsA Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She lives in northern California. Bantam will publish her next Russell and Holmes mystery in 2010.

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