Digital Download Harper Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9780062116383 $24.99
Library Ed. AudioGO 2012
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8413-5 $74.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The thrill of the chase and unraveling disparate evidence shines in this most convoluted Todd mystery. And, as always, Simon Prebble perfectly delivers Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's thoughtful commentary and firm commands. Prebble meticulously portrays the twisty story’s many varied characters, including women, the elderly, and those of multiple stations with many forms of British accents. (Thankfully, Hamish MacLeod, Rutledge's late WWI comrade, who often muses internally in Rutledge’s mind, is mostly mute this time.) The post-WWI plot begins simply enough—with a dying man's confession to a murder during the Great War. However, as Rutledge delves deeper, following clues through London and beyond, more murders and related crimes pile up, until he discovers the ancient evil root that imperiled so many. A.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]
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