By Charles Finch
"Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in Finch's comprehensive 5th whodunit set in Victorian England (after 2010's A Stranger in Mayfair), the simplest within the sequence to date."
—Starred overview, Publisher's Weekly 9/12/2011
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, units sail on a clandestine undertaking for the govt. whilst an officer is savagely murdered, besides the fact that, Lenox is drawn towards his previous career, decided to trap one other killer.
1873 is a dangerous time within the courting among France and England. whilst a string of English spies is located useless on French soil, the specter of all-out battle activates executive officers to invite Charles Lenox to go to the newly-dug Suez Canal on a mystery mission.
Once he's on board the Lucy, besides the fact that, Lenox unearths himself utilizing now not his new talents of international relations yet his previous ones: the ship's moment lieutenant is located lifeless at the voyage's first evening, his physique cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the briefly retired detective to affix in quest of a legal. Lenox unearths the path, yet within the claustrophobic surroundings on board, the place not anyone can come or pass and everybody is a suspect, he has to race opposed to the subsequent crime—and additionally desire he will not be the victim.
At as soon as a compulsive homicide secret, a undercover agent tale, and an intimate and cheerful trip with the Victorian army, this e-book indicates that regardless of how a long way Lenox strays from his outdated existence, it's going to consistently come again to discover him.
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