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Publisher's Summary

Gripping and provocative, the latest Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery by New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry peers unflinchingly into the corrupt affairs of Victorian society on the brink of the century's turn.
The world is poised for social and political change, but England holds tight to its traditions, classes, and prejudices. When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, knows the city's radical groups well enough to suspect otherwise: that someone with decidedly more personal motives lit the deadly fuse.
As he investigates the source of the fatal blast, he's stunned to discover the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement. But still more shocking revelations await as Pitt's inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal, a high-ranking police officer with secrets to keep and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge. As he pursues each increasingly threatening lead, Pitt finds himself impeded at every turn by the barriers put in place to protect the rich and powerful - barriers which, as they start to crumble, threaten to bury him alive.
©2016 Anne Perry (P)2016 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on 06-14-16

A suggestion

Story was interesting but was put off by the female voice for Inspector Pitt.
His character would have been better served.

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4 out of 5 stars
By CB on 01-06-17

Fire The Narrator

Do not use this Narrator. Listening was not enjoyable a grating strident affected voice. Too bad. Where is Davina Porter or Micheal Paige? A poor narrator takes away from the enjoyment of an entertaining and well written novel. Had difficulty finishing the book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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