'... the breaking of trust in the government was the beginning of anarchy'
Oh My! Those twisty, deadly curve balls that Perry knows well how to let fly once again bowl me over for a six.
This time Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch is facing bombings, police corruption and the possibility of collusion in high places. Collusion that threatens Jack Radley, Pitt's brother-in-law holding a highly placed position in the Foreign Office, who is currently working on a lucrative contract between the British and Chinese governments. Pitt's investigation could bring this all tumbling down like a house of cards.
A bombing occurs, killing and injuring police officers. Anarchists are blamed, but as Pitt investigates all roads lead to the young, opium addicted son of Godrey Duncannon, the architect of those talks between the two governments. Godrey is essential to the success of the mission and a personal scandal can be ill afforded at this delicate moment of negotiations.
Charlotte once again moves into circles where Pitt cannot follow, searching for errant strings that might give leads.
There are surprises every few pages.
Right to the end there is only one word. Brilliant!
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