The Fortune Teller by Donald James lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Century, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The Arctic city of Murmansk, capital of the Kola region of north Russia, early in the new century. Inspector Constantin Vadim is back in his home town after a brief and nearly catastrophic appointment in Moscow.
But now he is faced with a frightening personal challenge: one night his young wife, Natalya, a doctor, answers an emergency medical call twelve hours later she still hasnt come back. An accident seems the first possibility or even a lover. Yet soon a more terrifying answer begins to emerge as Vadims desperate investigation reveals that a second missing woman, an American consular official, was abducted on the same night.
Frustrated by the strange twists and contradictions in the case, Vadim surrenders to the dark power of Russian myth and prophecy. But he is linked in uneasy partnership with a black FBI woman, seconded from Moscow. Locked in a clash of cultures, the ill-balanced pair must confront an abductor who is at once deviously clever and bafflingly deranged.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans faintly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 424 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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