By Elizabeth George
Whilst Eugenie Davies is killed by means of a driving force on a quiet London highway, her loss of life is obviously no twist of fate. a person struck her with a automobile after which intentionally ran over her physique earlier than riding off, leaving not anything at the back of yet questions.
What introduced Eugenie Davies to London on a wet autumn evening? Why used to be she wearing the identify of the guy who stumbled on her physique? Who one of several neighbors in her advanced and tragic lifestyles can have sought after her useless? and will her homicide have a few connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who a number of months prior all of sudden and inexplicably misplaced the facility to play a unmarried note?
For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose personal family existence is set to alter substantially, those questions are just the 1st in an research that leads him to stroll a good line among own loyalty honor.
Assigned to the case by way of his greater, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first homicide research as a DI over two decades in the past concerned Eugenie Davies and a sensational felony trial. but what's really destructive is what Webberly already understands and doubtless wishes Lynley to maintain concealed.
Now the strain is on Lynley to discover Eugenie Davies' killer. For not just is he placing his personal profession into jeopardy, yet he's additionally trying to defend the careers of his longtime companions Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. jointly, they need to untangle the darkish secrets and techniques and darker passions of a family members whose background conceals the reality at the back of a awful crime.
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A white button-down oxford shirt hung haphazardly on her frame, the shirttails falling untucked over the denim. She was used to adversity, and considered herself a person who relished a challenge, but right now she felt numb. C. for three weeks, living in a basement apartment as she got settled in at her job as a research assistant for a law professor at Georgetown. It was a summer job; she had one year left in law school at Stanford, and she had originally planned to work for the summer at a large San Francisco law firm, but things had changed.
44 THE BETRAYED As she sat in her old room, her emotions shifted back and forth between anguish and fear: anguish at her sister’s death, and fear over what it might mean for her own future. She also found herself feeling angry: angry at her sister for leaving the world; angry at God for letting her sister be murdered; angry at her mother for her inability to show any semblance of maternal sensitivity and warmth; but most of all, angry at herself for letting herself be so manipulated by her mother.
No indications like that. Christmas must’ve come early this year. What are the chances the perp is stupid enough to leave that behind? ” “It’ll suck if we get nothing but coal,” Cassian agreed. He handed the lighter to Deter. ” “You got it. ” Cassian asked. “Nothing yet, but we’ve still got some work to do before we get out of here,” Deter replied. 23 DAVID HOSP Train nodded. “Let’s make sure we’re thorough. ” “Like always, Sarge,” Deter confirmed. ” z It was another hour before Cassian and Train emerged from the house, pausing on the stoop to catch their breath.
A Traitor to Memory (Inspector Lynley Series, Book 11) by Elizabeth George