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The Coronation (Коронация)

The Coronation (Коронация) Boris Akunin
Pub date 1st January 2001
Original publisher Zakharov
International publishers Presses de la Cite (France), Klidarithmos (Greece), Books in the Attic (Israel), Świat Książki (Poland), Bash Kniga (Serbia) 
Publisher (UK) Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Fandorin returns in a swashbuckling tale of abduction and intrigue, set during the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II.

Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow for the coronation, with three of his children. During an afternoon stroll, daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by an elegant gentleman and his oriental sidekick. The passing heroes introduce themselves as Fandorin and Masa, but panic ensues when they realise that four-year old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion.

A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal sceptre which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can the gentleman detective find Mikhail in time?

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