World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford''s career is in
jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing
and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times
bestselling author Charles Todd.
Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded
soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he''s
to be decorated by the king. The next morning, when Bess goes to
collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing
service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will
be an inquiry.
Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police,
complicating the already difficult situation: Wilkins has been
spotted, and he''s killed a man. If Bess is to save her own
reputation, she must find Wilkins and uncover the truth. But the
elusive soldier has disappeared again, and even the Shropshire
police have lost him. Suddenly, the moral implications of what has
happened-that a patient in her charge has committed murder-become
more important to Bess than her own future. She''s going to solve
this mysterious puzzle, but righting an injustice and saving her
honor may just cost Bess her life.