Zugzwang

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Author(s): Ronan Bennett
Original Publish Date: May 24, 2010
Product Number: EB00636058
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596917040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

Ronan Bennett's new masterpiece of literary suspense unfolds in a city on the verge of revolution. On a blustery April day, a respected St. Petersburg newspaper editor is murdered in front of a shocked crowd. Five days later, Dr. Otto Spethmann, the celebrated psychoanalyst, receives a visit from the police. There has been another murder in the city-and somehow he is implicated. The doctor is mystified and deeply worried, as much for his young, spirited daughter as for himself. Meanwhile, he finds himself preoccupied by two new patients: Anna Petrovna, a society beauty plagued with nightmares with whom he is inappropriately falling in love, and the troubled genius Rozental, a brilliant but fragile chess master on the verge of a complete breakdown. As Dr. Spethmann is drawn deeper into the murderous intrigue, he finds that he, his patients, and his daughter may all be pawns in a game larger in scope than anything he could have imagined. Punctuated with board-by-board illustrations of a chess match that plays out through the book, Zugzwang is a masterfully written novel packed with cliffhangers, romance, unforgettable characters, and a plot that keeps readers guessing to the very end.

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Author(s): Ronan Bennett
Narrator(s): Stephen Lang
Product Number Z100026601
Released: Nov 06, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415937211

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