Charles Todd returns to the world of Scotland Yard’s
Inspector Ian Rutledge. This time the embattled Inspector has met his match
hunting a brutal killer across a frozen hell and the one witness who may have
survived a crime of … a cold treachery.
“You’ll hang for
this–see if you don’t! That’s my revenge! And you’ll think about that when the
rope goes around your neck and the black hood comes down.”
Called out by Scotland Yard into the teeth of a violent
blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself confronted with one of the most
savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge might have expected such
unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields, where he’d lost much of
his soul—and his sanity—but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote
Someone has murdered the Elcott family at their table
without the least sign of struggle. Was the killer someone the young family
knew and trusted? When the victims are tallied the local police are in for
another shock: one of the Elcotts’ children, a boy named Josh, is missing.
Now the Inspector must race to uncover a murderer and to
save a child before he’s silenced by the merciless elements—or the even colder
hands of a killer. Haunted and goaded by the soldier-ghost of his own tortured
war past, Rutledge will discover the tragedy of war that splintered one
marriage—and pulled together another.
Love, jealousy, greed, revenge—or was it some twisted
combination of all of them? Anyone could lead a man or woman to murder. What
had the Elcotts done to ignite their killer’s rage? With time running out,
Rutledge knows all too well that such a cold-blooded murderer could be hiding
somewhere in the blinding snow … preparing to strike again. Download and start listening now!