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The Fifth Elephant (Mass Market Paperback)

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Description


Everyone knows that the world is flat and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?

When duty calls, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers--even if he doesn't want to. Now, he's been invited to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course, where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes--bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires, and such)--to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which, of course, he will . . . after all, solving mysteries is his job.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0062280139
ISBN-13: 9780062280138
Published: Harper Torch, 04/01/2014
Pages: 455
Language: English