He Lover of Death - Erast Fandorin, Bk 9 Author:Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator) Senka Skorikov, orphan and urchin, has been abandoned to the badlands of Moscow. In a gangster district they call Khitrovka -- among dealers, bandits and whores -- he picks a pocket or two. — But everything changes when Senka sees a woman so beautiful he falls for her at first sight. Little does he know she is nicknamed Death, for the life expect... more »ancy of her lovers. Death is moll to the most feared bandit in Khitrovka -- a local celebrity called The Prince.
Senka joins The Prince's gang, prepared to do anything to get closer to Death. But as he climbs the criminal ladder, a spate of gruesome murders, and the chance discovery of precious metal, will send a Who's Who of Moscow gangsters to his door.
Fresh from their exploits at the suicide club, Fandorin and Masa must unweave a web of narcotics, fake identities and organized crime. But can they save Senka from a grizzly fate? And can Fandorin survive a brush with the ultimate Femme Fatale?« less