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The Shadow Walker (Inspector Nergui 1) - Michael Walters

The Shadow Walker (Inspector Nergui 1) - Michael Walters

Title: The Shadow Walker

Publication dated signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Michael Walters

ISBN:  9781905204847

Weight:  984 g



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The Shadow Walker by Michael Walters

Set in a country struggling to come to terms with the legacy of its past and the promise of its future, The Shadow Walker is a gripping thriller that introduces Inspector Nergui of the Mongolian Serious Crime squad.

As winter’s first snows fall on Ulan Baatar, the mutilated body of a British geologist is found in the city’s most expensive hotel, apparently the fourth victim of a serial killer.  With political pressure to solve the crimes mounting, Nergui, ex-head of the Serious Crime squad, is ordered back to his former role, building an uneasy working relationship with his successor and protege, Doripalam, and with Drew McLeish, a senior British CID officer sent out to support the investigation.

But the murders continue – leading the officers through the disused factories of the decaying city, out on to the steppes among nomadic herdsmen and illegal gold prospectors, and down into the barren landscapes of the Gobi.  And then McLeish himself is kidnapped…

Peer & Press Reviews

Just when you thought nothing new could be added to the police procedural, along comes an intriguing glimpse of Mongolian culture, politics and scenery through the eyes of a deeply complex protagonist.

Kirkus Reviews

Walters ably brings his uncommon setting to teeming life.


Compulsive reading and the descriptions of Mongolia are richly enjoyable.  I look forward to another bloodthirsty visit with Nergui as my guide.


Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Shadow Walker
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket anomalyThis front jacket flap of this debut novel has an anomaly in that the name of the chief protagonist is misspelt: Negrui, and not Nergui as it should be.  Whether this spelling/printing error was rectified on later jacket reprints is unknown.
SeriesInspector Nergui (#1)
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Dated2/11/06 [publication day]
Book Stats
Publication date
ISBN 139781905204847
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 161 x 32mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket designNick Castle
Jacket illustrationNick Castle

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