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The Gordian knot

Author: Bernhard Schlink; Peter Constantine
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
Series: Vintage crime/Black Lizard.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has an intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident. The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov's secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Schlink; Peter Constantine
ISBN: 9780375725562 0375725563
OCLC Number: 503042093
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Die gordische Schleife.
Description: 246 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage crime/Black Lizard.
Other Titles: Gordische Schleife.
Responsibility: Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Peter Constantine.

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"Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has an intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident. The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov's secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love. Late one night, however, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a sensitive military project. He is shocked and heartbroken. Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not only bereft, but suspicious of the motivations behind Mr. Bulnakov's offer. To make matters worse, Georg's every move is being watched. Determined to find out who Francoise really is, and to foil who ever is tracking him, Georg sets out on an mission that will take him to New York City, where with each step he is dragged deeper and deeper into a deadly whirlpool in which friend and foe are indistinguishable"--Page 4 of cover.

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