The Great Game
I finished The Great Game tonight.
This is the third Bookman Histories novel. It will come out in Feb. 2012.
Might pop out for a glass of wine!
This is possibly how it starts:
The boy didn’t know he was about to die, which must have been a blessing. He was an ordinary boy whose job it was to take messages, without being privy to the contents of said messages. The boy walked along the canal. The sun was setting and in its dying light the observer could see a solitary, narrow boat, laden with bananas and pineapples and durian, passing on the water on the way home from market.