By Bernhard Schlink
A vintage noir mystery approximately love and deception from the bestselling writer of The Reader. Georg Polger ekes out a lonely residing as a contract translator within the south of France, until eventually he's approached by means of a definite Mr. Bulnakov, who has a fascinating proposition: Georg is to take over a neighborhood translation enterprise and end a undertaking left through the former proprietor, who died in a mysterious twist of fate. the money is true after which there's the problem of Bulnakov’s secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love. overdue one evening, notwithstanding, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a delicate army venture. he's stunned and heartbroken. Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not just bereft, yet suspicious of the motivations in the back of Mr. Bulnakov’s provide. To make issues worse, Georg’s each circulation is being watched. decided to determine who Francoise particularly is, and to foil who ever is monitoring him, Georg units out on an undertaking that may take him to manhattan urban, the place with each one step he's dragged deeper and deeper right into a lethal whirlpool within which buddy and foe are indistinguishable.
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In the bar they served sandwiches and draft beer, and everyone Georg knew would get together here. This time Georg found that even with his third beer contentment didn’t set in. He was still angry about Gérard and Herbert. Angry about the whole miserable situation. He drove home and took a nap. Will I end up like Herbert, or am I already there? At four o’clock the phone woke him up. “I’m calling from Bulnakov Translation Service. ” “A few weeks ago we opened a translation agency in Cadenet, and business has picked up faster than we expected.
She said Polgé and Boulnakóv, but with an accent Georg couldn’t quite place. He had barely sat down on one of the brand-new chairs when a door flew open and Bulnakov, all effervescence and affability, came bursting into the room, ruddy-cheeked and sporting a tight vest and loud tie. “How wonderful that fate has brought you to our doorstep, my young friend. May I call you ‘my young friend’? We’ve gotten so many jobs we can barely keep up with them, and I see you’re carrying a big folder of work that you are toiling over—but no, a young man like you wouldn’t be toiling—I’m sure you can do these translation jobs with a flick of the wrist.
P. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-74267-4 1. Translators—Fiction. 2. Spy stories. I. Constantine, Peter, 1963– II. Title. 1 Contents Cover About the Author Other Books by This Author Title Page Copyright Part One Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Part Two Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Part Three Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44 Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Epilogue Part One 1 GEORG WAS DRIVING HOME.
The Gordian Knot (Vintage Crime Black Lizard Original) by Bernhard Schlink