A young man's life hangs in the balance... The queen of Victorian crime, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, returns with the second gripping mystery in the Daniel Pitt series.
The second thrilling mystery in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, from the New York Times bestselling author and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.
'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction' New York Times
Daniel Pitt is delighted that his sister is visiting London with her American husband Patrick, a policeman, and their young daughters. But Patrick's trip has another purpose, for which he enlists Daniel's help.
Philip Sidney, a young British diplomat, is accused of robbery and assault in Washington, but he has taken diplomatic immunity and fled to England. The perfect opportunity to obtain justice presents itself when Sidney is accused of a small embezzlement at the British Embassy in the USA, but as Daniel digs deeper into the case it becomes clear that vengeance is involved.
When a witness is murdered in America suspicion of guilt falls on Sidney. But is somebody trying to frame him? And, if so, who and why? Daniel follows a trail that uncovers another murder, and leads from Washington to the idyllic Channel Islands, then to a dramatic scene in court that almost defies belief...
Praise for Anne Perry: 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction' - New York Times
A truly unusual mystery - Publishers Weekly
There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional - Eurocrime
A page-turning thriller...blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail
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'. She now lives in Scotland.