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Ian Rutledge series
It''s 1919, and the "War to End All Wars" has been won. But
there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge,
recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and
tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had
executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his
sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in
Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close
friend of the Prince of Wales.
The case is a political minefield, and its resolution could mean
the end of Rutledge''s career. Win or lose, the cost may be more
than the damaged investigator can bear. For the one witness who can
break the case open is, like Rutledge, a war-ravaged victim . . .
and his grim, shattered fate could well prove to be the haunted