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Two men, born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, driven to oppose each other - for only one man may be the Grandmaster. Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov, two men driven by powerful forces they can neither understand nor deny - driven to fight each other in a battle for power that only one of them may win. Gilead is a magnificent athlete, an American, a genius, and a spy. Zharkov is a master strategist, head of the feared secret service agency Nichevo, and a determined, ambitious man. They first meet as ten-year-old chess prodigies - both lonely, intent on winning, both wearing the symbol of the gold coiled serpent. They know the uses of pleasure, the secrets of pain, the impact of evil turned upon itself. They understand the deadly forces that grip the world in swift violence, and sudden death. But only one man may be the Grandmaster.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 30.5mm | 408.24g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765311631
  • 9780765311634
  • 2,260,370

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"A tour de force."--Philippe Van Rjndt, author of "Samaritan "on "Grandmaster"
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About Warren Murphy

WARREN MURPHY's books and stories have sold fifty million copies worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the long-running satiric adventure, "The Destroyer." MOLLY COCHRAN has written more than twenty-five books, including "The Temple Dogs," "High Priest," "The Hand of Lazarus," and "World Without End."
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