Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2003
CS ISBN 978-1-8419-7940-3 $82.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4361-0267-4 $123.75 Twelve CDs
A shocking fatality results when a bomb explodes in London's Peculiar Crimes Unit. John May searches for clues to the bomber's identity, and the investigation flashes back to the PCU's grisly first case when the young duo Bryant and May probed a series of ghastly crimes during the 1940 London Blitz. The action seamlessly shifts between 1940 and the 21st century, building suspense as a connection between both cases is revealed. Tim Goodman vividly conveys the details of wartime London while giving voice to a myriad of characters. His distinctive husky voice emphasizes Bryant's laconic personality. The tone of May's youthful eagerness and somber reproaches clearly contrast with Bryant's bizarre detecting methods and flights of fancy. A.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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