Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Treason at Lisson Grove, by Anne Perry
(hb; 2011: twenty-sixth book in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series)
From the back cover:
"The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is a secret informant prepared to indulge details of a potentially devastating international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt arrives seconds too late. As the mortally wounded man's life slips away, so too does the information Pitt desperately needs. Pitt pursues the assassin from London to St. Malo on the French coast. Meanwhile, Pitt's supervisor, Victor Narraway, is accused of embezzling government funds. With Pitt incommunicado in France, Narraway turns to Pitt's wife, Charlotte, for help."
Set in 1895, Treason is a fun, international Pitt outing. The villains are obvious, for the most part, but the manner of their revealings is often clever, with some shocking and justified violence thrown into the word/mystery mix.
Good read from an excellent writer.
Followed by Dorchester Terrace.