Life in coastal cities isn't easy for naval officers who are supposed to be hunting for smugglers, when it appears that the entire population is involved in the trade.
Poor Martin Jerrold is banished to Dover as a punishment for his ignominious part in missing the battle of Trafalgar, even though he was actually there.
Upon arrival in Dover, Jerrold lurches from disaster to disaster as he is accused of murder due to circumstantial evidence and has to try to clear his name.
This was an enjoyable read which was very well narrated.
I found this book a bit slow to start, but I persevered and and I'm very glad I did.
The characters are appealing and well-delineated, the evil guys are truly evil.
The story is set mostly in post World War I America and the alternate reality resounds very closely to history--both in what was going on and in attitudes of the time.
Many people exhibit different magical characteristics and a maverick "heavy", not so dumb as he looks and sounds, becomes a leading force in the fight against the approaching evil.
The ending took an unexpected turn--clever plotting Mr. Correia!
I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to the next one.
This was a well told story set in the grim, grey, post-WW II city of Glasgow.
Lennox, as a P.I. dealing very much with the shady element of the city, is very world-weary and war-damaged. He really doesn't like the person he's become.
The story starts out with a straight-forward murder, followed by a second murder that Lennox is framed for.
He sets out to discover who did the murders and in the seach, reveals the underbelly of Glasgow.
This was a fast-paced story with a lot of twists to the plot.
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