By Boris Akunin
In 1882, after six years of overseas commute and event, well known diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow within the middle of mom Russia. His Moscow homecoming is whatever yet peaceable. within the resort the place he and his dependable if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin’s previous war-hero buddy normal Michel Sobolev (“Achilles” to the gang) has been chanced on lifeless, felled in his armchair by means of an obvious middle assault. yet Fandorin suspects an unnatural reason. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the gorgeous singer–“not precisely a courtesan”–known as Wanda. it appears, in Wanda’s mattress, the overall secretly breathed his final. . . .
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After ten mins of well mannered, leisurely dialog approximately politics and the cost of wool, he requested how he might be of information to the estimable Mr. Radaev. Achimas then expounded the company notion that he had invented as an excuse for his stopover at. “An trade of mineral waters among Solenovodsk and Semigorsk should be arranged,” he acknowledged. “Your springs heal the tummy and our springs heal the kidneys. Many viewers come the following to take a remedy for either. in order that those humans wouldn't have to commute 100 versts over bumpy mountain roads, why may still the company of Medvedev now not arrange a store in Solenovodsk, and the enterprise of Radaev organize a store in Semigorsk? it might be ecocnomic for either one of us. ” “A strong idea,” the baptized Jew acknowledged approvingly. “Very solid. purely there are lots of bandits at the street. How shall I shipping my gains right here from Solenovodsk? ” “Why convey them the following in any respect? ” Achimas requested in shock. “You can placed them within the financial institution. ” Medvedev stroked the skinny wreath of curly hair surrounding his bald patch and smiled: “I don’t belief the banks, Afanasy Petrovich. I wish to maintain my cash at domestic. ” “But it truly is risky to maintain it at domestic; you'll be robbed,” acknowledged Achimas, shaking his head in disapproval. “They won’t rob me,” acknowledged Medvedev, with a crafty wink. “In the 1st position, i've got retired infantrymen, lifelong pros, dwelling the following in the home; they safeguard the backyard day and evening in shifts. yet i've got much more self assurance in my armor-plated room. nobody other than me can get into it. ” Achimas was once approximately to invite what this room used to be like, yet prior to he had an opportunity his host himself made a guideline: “Perhaps you need to have a look? ” whereas they have been jogging down into the basement (it had a separate front from the yard), Medvedev informed the tale of the way an engineer from Stuttgart had equipped him a repository for his cash with a metal door 8 inches thick. The door had a numerical lock with an eight-digit mixture that he replaced each day. once they entered the underground premises, within which a kerosene lamp used to be burning, Achimas observed a metal wall and a cast steel door with around rivets. “A door like that can’t be pressured or blown open,” his host boasted. “The governor of the city himself retains his discounts with me, and the manager of police, and the neighborhood retailers. I cost them good for the protection, however it continues to be worthy people’s whereas. this can be more secure than any financial institution. ” Achimas nodded respectfully, to listen to that it used to be not just Medvedev’s personal cash that used to be saved within the iron room. At this aspect, although, the baptized Jew stated whatever unforeseen: “So please inform your revered uncle, may perhaps God furnish him overall healthiness and prosperity in his company affairs, that he don't need to hassle himself anymore. i'm a brand new guy within the Caucasus, yet i do know approximately these those that i must find out about. exhibit my humble greetings to Chasan Muradovich and my gratitude for his taking an curiosity in me. yet that concept in regards to the water is an efficient one. used to be it yours? ” He slapped the younger guy at the shoulder patronizingly and requested him to pay one other visit—on Thursdays the cream of Semigorsk society amassed on the apartment.