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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Anne Perry's acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London's exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for listeners everywhere. This masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain's power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line - on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.

Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal - or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.

Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman - at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy - is terrified that as she sinks into dementia she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries. Apparently, all roads lead to the Continent, and Pitt suspects that between them these two fascinating women could tell him things he desperately needs to know. But as the hours tick by, it seems that the only woman Pitt can count on is his clever wife, Charlotte.

No one sustains mesmerizing suspense better than Anne Perry. In Pitt's trial by fire, his wrenching moral dilemma, and his electrifying moment of decision, the beloved best-selling author gives us a climax never to be forgotten.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyed - stayed up late to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol J. | 2/11/2014

    " English historical mystery writer Anne Perry tells a great story, and has a great story of her own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cupoftea | 2/4/2014

    " Thomas and Charlotte Pitt once more a great read. Anne Perry has a winner in Dorchester Terrace. Thee are change in the Pitt household, Gracie is gone, the children are growing up, Thomas has a new position with special branch. This novel touches on history, the web of Europe prior to WWI. missed the last book and I have started it. This one delves into the past, Europe's and Aunt Vespasia's. Victor Narraway is part of this story. This book reminded me why I hve enjoyed the Thomasand Charlotte Pitt mysteries so much. The characters are not stagnant, their lives are porrayed as well as the actual story. When is the next one? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Wright | 2/1/2014

    " my first of this long series. Loved the cover so I picked it up. Probably won't read any more of them but I'm not into engthy descriptions of Victorian society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/1/2014

    " Thomas Pitt has risen through the ranks to head of Special Branch, which takes care of threats such as planned asassinations of public figures or terrorist attacks. I find the political intrigue less interesting than good old police detective work, which Perry had him doing in the old days of these characters. This one is sort of a foreshadowing of what we know leads to WWI - the asassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. In this story a minor Duke of Austria is coming to visit London and it appears a plot is afoot to kill him. Meanwhile, an old friend of Lady Vespacia Cumming-Gould is on her death bed. She was involved in espionage in her younger years and in her old age ramblings she's let secrets slip to the wrong person, leading to the murder of several. In the end, it all ties together and it's all about the Austrian-Hungarian empire and the threat to it's cohesiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor Kuhns | 1/28/2014

    " I love Anne Perry and Pitt and Charlotte are my favorites. I found the politics interesting, especially in light of Germany in the thirties, but also a little difficult to follow. Still, I always find the characters engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Sessions | 1/26/2014

    " Honestly - loved the whole thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/20/2014

    " another wonderful thomas and charlotte pitt mystery. took a few turns at the end . cannot wait for newest in series..its on order! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 1/19/2014

    " Not my favorite Perry but it's Pitt so I really can't complain, plus... Minnie Maud gets a friend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 12/31/2013

    " Another great mystery by Anne Perry! I really like her writing, and the depth of her characters. It is really interesting to see Thomas Pitt in such a powerful position, and also be able to see the political/social climate that leads up to the first World War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 12/28/2013

    " A little disappointing. I really do prefer the Monk series and I also prefer the crime stays in England rather than this international intrigue. I also was amazed at how brilliantly Pitt figured our who the murderer with few clues. Author's prerogative, I presume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tequila | 12/22/2013

    " Thomas Pitt has moved up in the world. Thankfully, around the middle of the book, he still manages to pull a bunch of junk out of his pockets reminding us that he has not changed that much despite his rise in stature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Heberling | 12/20/2013

    " It was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 12/5/2013

    " I wish I could give 3.5 stars. The plot became interesting toward the middle, and some of the more minor characters in the series had larger roles, which was fun. My complaint is that the beginning was a little slow and heavy on Austrian politics and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 12/3/2013

    " As always, I enjoy the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. This was no exception. The plot was a little predictable, but I enjoy that time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 11/17/2013

    " One of the better Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Victorian mysteries with international intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 8/22/2013

    " excellent use of historical trends and events, and always good to see Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, and especially Aunt Vespacia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elopes5 | 8/16/2013

    " So so, rather boring and very repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Schultz | 7/16/2013

    " "To be without purpose is the same as being dead, only less peaceful" Anne Perry's use of phrases so often grab my attention with their simplicity and insight. Throughly enjoyable and thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/6/2013

    " Felt like I got a good history lesson on pre-World War I European politics, but I thought Pitt would have worked out the mystery a lot quicker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/4/2012

    " I've missed the reading the book that came immediately before this one in the series, so felt a bit disoriented. But Anne's books stand alone quite well, so enjoyed this. Her writing and plot improved with each new book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/25/2012

    " this is an interesting series - well born woman and her policeman husband in Victorian England. The series has now made it to the interesting times of Vienna and the Austrian Empire - one of my favorite historical times for a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Pillans | 10/17/2012

    " If you like Anne Perry, this is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Csillitoe | 8/15/2012

    " One of my favorite Anne Perry books in a while. I still kind of miss Pitt as a detective, not Special Branch, but this one was easier to keep track of than some of the more "spy"-ish books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 6/20/2012

    " It wasn't a bad mystery--there was a nice twist at the end--but I don't really like international intrigue as the main plot point. I prefer a simple, secretly sordid murder. I wish there was a way for Pitt to leave Special Branch and become head of a police station instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne-Marie | 6/3/2012

    " Took me 3 months to get thru this book. Liked Pitt as a cop. Special Branch is too secretive for me. Seemed a little drawn out "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.