Special Assignments

Author: Boris Akunin

The fifth instalment of Akunin’s Fandorin series is comprised of two novellas, Jack of Spades and The Decorator, which together form Special Assignments.

Boris Akunin's well-loved, inimitable hero faces two very different adversaries: one, a deft, comedic swindler and master of disguise, whose machinations send ripples spreading through the carefully maintained calm of Moscow in 1886. The other is a brutal serial killer, driven by an insane, maniacal obsession, who strikes terror into the heart of the Moscow slums in 1889 - and who may have more in common with London's own Jack the Ripper than simply a taste for women of easy virtue.

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