The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller The Arctic city of Murmansk capital of the Kola region of north Russia early in the new century Inspector Constantin Vadim is back in his home town after a short and nearly catastrophic appointment

  • Title: The Fortune Teller
  • Author: Donald James
  • ISBN: 9780099279020
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Arctic city of Murmansk, capital of the Kola region of north Russia, early in the new century Inspector Constantin Vadim is back in his home town after a short and nearly catastrophic appointment in Moscow But now he is faced with a frightening personal challenge one night his young wife, Natalya, a doctor, answers an emergency medical call twelve hours later she sThe Arctic city of Murmansk, capital of the Kola region of north Russia, early in the new century Inspector Constantin Vadim is back in his home town after a short and nearly catastrophic appointment in Moscow But now he is faced with a frightening personal challenge one night his young wife, Natalya, a doctor, answers an emergency medical call twelve hours later she still hasn t come back An accident seems the first possibility Or even a lover Yet soon a terrifying answer begins to emerge as Vadim s desperate investigation reveals that a second missing woman, an American consular official, was abducted on the same night Frustrated by the strange twists and contradictions in the case, Vadim surrenders to the dark power of Russian myth and prophecy But he is linked in uneasy parnership with a black FBI woman, seconded from Moscow Locked in a clash of cultures, the ill balanced pair must confront an abductor who is at once deviously clever and bafflingly deranged.

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    About "Donald James"

    1. Donald James

      Donald James born Donald James Wheal was a British television writer, novelist and non fiction writer.Educated at Sloane Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge where he read history , James completed his National Service in the Parachute Regiment before returning to London to work as a supply teacher.He was the author of the best selling novels Vadim, Monstrum, The Fortune Teller and The Fall of the Russian Empire, as well as non fiction books such as The Penguin Dictionary of the Third Reich He wrote under a number of pseudonyms, notably Thomas Dresden and James Barwick originally in collaboration with fellow writer Tony Barwick, another long term contributor to the various television productions of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and their company, AP Films Century 21.James s career as a scriptwriter included work on TV series such as The Adventurer, The Avengers, The Champions, Department S, Joe 90, Mission Impossible, The Persuaders , The Protectors, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased , The Saint, The Secret Service, Space 1999, Terrahawks and UFO He wrote for a total of 22 titles, including the Century 21 film Doppelg nger, and acted in small three roles between 1961 and 1962.After spending periods in France and Ireland, he returned to London His autobiographical account of London life during World War II, World s End, was published in 2005 A second volume of memoirs, White City, was published in March 2007.James died in London on 24 April 2008 Married three times and divorced once, he is survived by twin daughters

    225 thoughts on “The Fortune Teller”

    1. This novel is the second in a trilogy involving the character of inspector Constantin Vadim. James’s first novel, Monstrum, is one of my favourite all time murder mystery novels. I was therefore very interested to read the sequel and revisit all the old characters. This time the story takes place in Murmansk, where Vadim is once again in over his head as he hunts down a ruthless sex killer who has abducted his wife, Natalya. I was sorry that we didn’t learn that much more about Natalya, and [...]


    2. Mystery/detective thriller set in Murmansk in the year 2017. A detective battling corruption, warped individuals from Russia’s tortured past, and simple bloody-mindedness, while trying to find his wife’s attacker and uncover a trade in child slavery. Absolutely brilliant. Good storyline, well structured, believable characters. A page-turner with depth, like a young John le Carre.


    3. I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I didn't think it was on par with Gorky Park, as one blurb suggested, but it was definitely a well written mystery. I'd like to go back and read his first book with the main character, if I can find it over here.



    4. Strangely low average mark for a well written and researched book with a dark and frighteningly real tale. Unfortunately, half way through, I discovered that Mr James is no longer with us. Bugger!


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