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By Warren Murphy, Molly Cochran

Publish yr note: First released in 1984

From big apple occasions bestselling authors Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy, Grandmaster is a secret Writers of the US "Edgar" award-winning mystery spanning the globe from Moscow to Washington, Havana to Tibet.

Born millions of miles aside lower than the paranormal signal of the gold coiled serpent, Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov are destined to struggle each other all through their lives in a quest for final strength. As younger boys, rooks and pawns have been their guns of selection. many years later, they hire way more risky technique of destruction.

Justin has develop into a grasp secret agent; Alexander, the ruthless head of a mystery organisation. each one is the possessor of a unprecedented mind and mythical abilities. Their paths will pass once again as they try jointly opposed to a terrifying evil. yet eventually they have to struggle to ruin the opposite.

There can simply be one Grandmaster.

Literary Awards
Edgar Award for most sensible Paperback unique (1985)

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