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Series Info:The 3rd book in the Bookman Histories series.
When Mycroft Holmes is Murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer - and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life.
Strange forces are stirring into life around the globe, and in the shadow game of spies nothing is certain. Fresh from liberating a strange alien object in Abyssinia - which might just be the mythical Ark of the Covenant - young Lucy Westerna, Holmes' protégé, must follow her own path to the truth while, on the other side of the world, a young Harry Houdini must face his greatest feat of escape - death itself.
As their paths converge the body count mounts up, the entire world is under threat, and in a foreboding castle in the mountains of Transylvania a mysterious old man weaves a spider's web of secrets and lies.
Airship battles, Frankenstein monsters, alien tripods and death-defying acts: The Great Game is a cranked-up steampunk thriller in which nothing is certain - not even death.
File Under: Steampunk [ End Of Days | Only The Beginning | The Ark | Insane Thrills ]
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Praise and Reviews:
"Achieves moments of surprising depth and beauty, with real insights into human history and psychology as well as the immense and varied wealth of writing in the last half of the 19th century. It's a virtuoso performance." - Locus Magazine
"The Great Game is a very fine addition to the [Bookman Histories] series, and can be enjoyed without having read the others, though you owe it to yourself to read the entire series if well detailed alternate history science fiction is your sort of thing."- Starburst Magazine
"The marvelous and oddly disturbing mind of Lavie Tidhar has once again cranked out an awesome steampunk novel."- Barry Huddleston, Gnostalgia
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