As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that there is more to the terrorism than the destructive gestures of misguided idealists. The police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks - and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country.
To defeat Wetron, Pitt finds that he must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they prevail? As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.
Anne Perry's best -selling Victorian novels offer listeners an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream and English ale - enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original.
Crack another case with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt.
©2005 Anne Perry; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Perry manages to paint a convincing historical backdrop with echoes of modern-day fears of urban terrorism." (Publishers Weekly)
"Page's deep voice and quiet passion draw listeners into this intriguing historical mystery." (AudioFile)
I very much liked the narration by Mr. Paige. This series stresses very much the melodious "warm treacle" of Thomas PItt's voice and I enjoyed hearing it spoken by a male . Hearing Victor Narraway as he may really sound was also very important to the story. Mr. Paige handled the female voices without sounding fake as well. I only wish that all the Pitt books were done with a Mr. Paige narrating.
He handles the other books in this series very well too.
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