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At the close of the year 1918, forced to flee England, Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year-old apprentice Mary Russell enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmess enigmatic brother, Mycroft. Their arrival coincides with a rash of unsolved murders that has baffled the authorities and seems unrelated to the growing tensions in the area among Jew, Moslem, and Christian. Still, no one is too pleased at Holmess insistence on reconstructing the most recent homicide in the desert gully where it occurred.
What they unexpectedly uncover will lead Russell and Holmes through an exotic gauntlet of labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff-hung monasteriesand into mortal danger. In the jewel-like city of Jerusalem, they will at last meet their adversary, whose lust for power could reduce the citys most ancient and sacred place to rubble and ignite a tinderbox of hostilities just waiting for a spark.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Publish Date:||Apr 28, 2009|
|Number of Pages:||448|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.75|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.3 x 5.2 x 0.9|
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