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- ISBN: 9780399179914
- ISBN: 0399179917
- Physical Description: pages ; cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 
|Summary, etc.:|| "When a ransom exchange turns violent in the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn't want the aid of the Thames River Police in tracking down the men who kidnapped his wife, Kate. He only asks them to help him navigate Jacob's Island, a creepy mass of decrepit buildings where he will hand off a large sum of money in exchange for her life. But when they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans--and why anyone would want to harm Kate Exeter. As Monk follows leads from Kate's worried cousin and a crafty clerk at the bank where Exeter gathered the ransom money, it seems inevitable that one of his own men has betrayed him. Delving into their pasts, he realizes how little he knows about the people he works with every day, including his trusted right-hand man Hooper, the one colleague Monk has always been certain he can count on. Even as they identify one of the kidnappers, the case runs into hurdle after hurdle, causing Monk to choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the case--and figure out where his men's loyalty really lies"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
A nightmarish atmosphere infuses the central crime scene in William Monk's twenty-fourth case, involving the kidnapping and rescue of Kate Exeter, which comes at an exorbitant cost. Monk gathers five of his best river policemen and, with Kate's husband, Harry, (and the ransom money) aboard, runs two river boats out to the derelict Jacob's Island community. They have been directed inside a ramshackle, stilted building that shifts at sunset, just as the tide begins to rise. Experienced readers will suspect something awful is about to occur, but they will never guess what. The unraveling of events is labyrinthine and shocking, the motive all too human. As always, Perry adds a psychological twist for readers to mull over; in this case, it's the lengths to which we go to hide our shameful secrets. Readers attracted to bleak, detailed Victorian mysteries might also look at Alex Grecian's Walter Day series, starting with The Yard? (2012), and the Silas Quinn series by Roger Morris, beginning with Summon up the Blood (2012), both of which are intelligent mysteries with tangled roots and startling crimes set in a darkly disturbing nineteenth-century Britain. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including An Echo of Murder and Revenge in a Cold River, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Murder on the Serpentine and Treachery at Lancaster Gate. She is also the author of Twenty-one Days, the start of a new series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt’s son, Daniel, as well as a series of five World War I novels, sixteen holiday novels (most recently A Christmas Revelation), and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles.
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