By Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield
Fandorin returns in a swashbuckling story of abduction and intrigue, set through the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II.
Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow for the coronation, with 3 of his childrens. in the course of a day walk, daughter Xenia is dragged away via bandits, in basic terms to be rescued by means of a sublime gentleman and his oriental sidekick. The passing heroes introduce themselves as Fandorin and Masa, yet panic ensues once they realize that four-year previous Mikhail has been snatched within the confusion.
A ransom letter arrives from a global legal tough the handover of the count number Orlov, an immense diamond at the royal sceptre that's because of play an element within the coronation. Can the gentleman detective locate Mikhail in time?