"Through every twist and turn, both Akunin and his hero maintain an imperturbable decorum that makes this the most ceremonious tale of terrorism and counterterrorism you're ever likely to read."
Readers who think State Counsellor Erast Petrovich Fandorin has encountered every kind of criminal plot imaginable (He Lover of Death
, 2010, etc.) can cheer him as he matches wits with a problem both more traditional and more modern: a cabal of up-to-the-minute terrorists in czarist Russia.
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