The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant with details of an international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him, arrives seconds after the knife-wielding assassin who, in turn, flees on an erratic course that leads Pitt in wild pursuit to picturesque St. Malo on the French coast. Meanwhile, Pitt's supervisor, Victor Narraway, stands accused of embezzling government funds. Since the man who ruined Narraway's career is in Ireland, Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, agrees to pose as Narraway's sister and accompany him to Dublin to investigate. But unknown to Pitt and Narraway, a shadowy plotter is setting a trap that, once sprung, could destroy not just reputations but the British empire itself.
About the Author
Anne Perryis the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including"Death on Blackheath"and"Midnight at Marble Arch, "and""the William Monk novels, including"Blood on the Water"and"Blind Justice." She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently"A New York Christmas, "and a historical novel, "The Sheen on the Silk, "set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland."
“The action is nonstop and the characters ring true.”—HuntingtonNews.net
“[Anne] Perry writes with great urgency about the desperate actions of people who believe they’re fighting for a just cause.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time by including the queen in her cast of characters.”—The Washington Times
“Fascinating . . . Perry brings forth the era [and] the ambience.”—Asbury Park Press
“Suspense-filled . . . fast-paced [with] plenty of clues.”—The Oklahoman