Daniel Pitt returns in this gripping legal adventure set in Edwardian London.
The Fourth Enemy is the sixth gripping instalment in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels from the pen of highly acclaimed crime writer and New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
A sensational fraud case provides Daniel Pitt with his greatest challenge yet . . .
When a heart attack forces Marcus fford Croft to retire from his chambers, his daughter Miriam and son-in-law Daniel are relieved that he is stepping down and handing over to Toby Kitteridge. But Daniel and Toby are concerned that their new recruit, Gideon Hunter KC, who is a brilliant barrister with a penchant for taking risks, could jeopardise their chambers' hard-won reputation . . .
Daniel's old friend Inspector Ian Frobisher then alerts him to the fact that one of England's most influential newspaper tycoons, Malcolm Vayne, is about to be arrested for fraud. Hunter jumps at the chance to prosecute in such a high-profile and controversial case, and Daniel soon finds himself assisting with a chilling criminal exploration into a murky world of power, greed and pure evil that endangers Miriam's life . . .
One of her most teasing mysteries, this time with a courtroom finale that may be her strongest ever - Kirkus Reviews
A truly unusual mystery - Publishers Weekly
Elegantly constructed and nail-bitingly tense - Good Book Guide
Engrossing . . . The book gallops to a dramatic conclusion - Washington Times Daily
There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional - Eurocrime
Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction - New York Times
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.