Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge returns to solve his most
exciting and shocking case yet in this latest entry in the
bestselling series hailed as "outstanding" by the New York
Times Book Review
A breathtaking blend of psychological complexity, haunting
atmosphere, compelling twists, and impressive detail, the novels in
the Ian Rutledge mystery series have garnered their author
widespread acclaim and numerous honors and awards. At the heart of
the series is the compelling Scotland Yard detective inspector Ian
Rutledge, a veteran of the Great War who understands all too well
the darkness that lies within men's souls.
Now three men have been murdered in a Sussex village, and
Scotland Yard has been called in. It's a baffling case. The victims
are soldiers who survived the horrors of World War I only to meet a
ghastly end in the quiet English countryside two years later. Each
had been garroted, with small ID discs left in their mouths.
But even Scotland Yard's presence doesn't deter this vicious and
clever killer. Shortly after Inspector Ian Rutledge arrives, a
fourth soldier is found dead. With few clues to go on and the
pressure building, Rutledge must gamble everything-his job, his
reputation, and even his life-to find answers.