The Fortune Teller - Donald JamesLondon: Century, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight fraying to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned.
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 hack in his home town after a brief and nearly catastrophic appointment in Moscow.
Hut 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 hasn’t come back. An accident seems the first possibility. Or even a lover. Yet soon a more terrifying answer begins to emerge as Vadim’s 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. Rut 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.”