Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Dalgliesh is uncertain about his future with Emma Lavenham, the woman he loves; Detective Inspector Kate Miskin has her own emotional problems; and the ambitious Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is worried about working under Kate. Hardly has the team begun to unravel the complicated motives of the suspects than there is a second brutal killing, and the whole investigation is jeopardized when Dalgliesh is faced with a danger more insidious and as potentially fatal as murder.
This eagerly awaited successor to the international best seller The Murder Room displays all the qualities that lovers of P.D. James's novels the world over have come to expect: sensitive characterization, an exciting and superbly structured plot, and vivid evocation of place.
©2005 P.D. James; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Each new Dalgleish novel should be treated as a gift by mystery fans everywhere." (Booklist)
Not a good book in any medium. Incredibly boring. Even when you find out who did it, you really don't care. No character is of any interest, and the English accent of the reader adds nothing but a stuffy atmosphere to an already flat-line story. This is the only audible book I ever disliked, but it is worth a write up to help others avoid it.
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