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The Gordian Knot

(2009)
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A classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader.

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 a 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.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gordian Knot
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-84467-9 / 978-0-297-84467-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gordian Knot
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7538-2846-4 / 978-0-7538-2846-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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October 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Gordian Knot
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-78022-131-2 / 978-1-78022-131-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gordian Knot
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-85536-0 / 978-0-297-85536-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gordian Knot (Gerhard Self)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-375-72556-3 / 978-0-375-72556-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gordian Knot
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gordian Knot (Gerhard Self)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA