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Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781490639499
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After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there's more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to stir up fears of more attacks and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. To defeat Wetron, Pitt must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey. The unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perry manages to paint a convincing historical backdrop with echoes of modern-day fears of urban terrorism.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Arguments about broadening police powers as a reaction to terrorist activity can’t help but strike a chord with American readers, who will appreciate the cleverly orchestrated political machinations as much as the personal agendas—both of which come fully into play when it comes to solving the mystery.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 2/8/2014

    " Missed this one in the series. Currently reading and enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/31/2014

    " Very engrossing. When reading some of the books in the middle of the series I was concerned that they were getting a little formulaic, but the last few--including this one--are clever and have interesting developments in the main characters' lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/31/2014

    " This book had some intrigue carried over from other books about the Inner Circle in England. They were the upper crust supposedly doing kind and charitable things but actually making things work to their advantage. Some times even making sure people were out of the way if they didn't suit the purposes of the Inner Circle. Thomas Pitt was in danger quite a bit of the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/8/2014

    " I didn't like this as much as her older books. I used to read all of them as soon as they came out. But it has been awhile since I've read any. I think I liked the earlier books because the plots weren't as convoluted. I don't like it when there are too many characters and I feel like I need a scorecard to remember who is who. I also liked the earlier stories when Charlotte and Emily would do much of the investigating. This was good I'm not eager to jump to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/1/2014

    " Love this whole series. Listened to this one on audio, enjoyed it as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 12/17/2013

    " I always enjoy Anne Perry. Sometimes it seems like nothing changes, the Inner Circle is alive and well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/11/2013

    " This one wasn't as bad as I feared, given my memory of the Inner Circle and all. I have to admit, I am wondering if we've seen the end of it or not ... it was all a bit unclear at the end. 8-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 11/12/2013

    " In a crotchety fashion, I didn't enjoy this as much as the earlier mysteries. The secret service angle is not appealing to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dOnnabud | 11/9/2013

    " another great installment in the intriguing historical mystery series featuring charlotte and thomas pitt - and of course, aunt vespasia cumming-gould ((*.*)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geneve | 7/14/2013

    " Murder, anarchy, bombings, working with the enemy...it all adds up to a suspenseful read. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemonitsa | 7/6/2013

    " One of the best Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verity | 5/7/2013

    " I've read a few books by this author. I like the time period, the mystery to be solved, and especially the relationship of Thomas Pitt with his wife. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 3/19/2013

    " Pretty good for Anne Perry. I like the stories best with this married couple as the mystery solvers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 2/7/2013

    " The plot had potential and the book started out well. But some of the evidence was a little farfetched and I kept expecting a great and clever ending that never happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/1/2013

    " This was a page turner and a great ending...there were clues but I am not quite sure how we got to the end...but I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 12/5/2012

    " Althouhg enjoyable, I thought this dragged a little. Maybe my reaction is because I haven't read the series in order? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/28/2012

    " A better one in the series. Better character development and interactions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 9/29/2012

    " I really like Thomas and Charlotte Pitt; I liked them less as Perry got so deeply into conspiracies and frustration, but this one was a little more satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/24/2012

    " Gripping! It made me re-examine why I do what I do, who I trust, and why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 6/5/2012

    " not as good as some Anne Perry's but satisfying ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/8/2012

    " Another great mystery from Anne Perry. Her writing has definitely matured over the years. I enjoyed the intricacies of this plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 4/29/2012

    " There was a lot of references to anarchists, etc. I found the book slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 11/23/2011

    " I like her writing and these Victorian England mysteries... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 5/18/2011

    " I gave up on this one. I want to start from the first of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/30/2011

    " Love this whole series. Listened to this one on audio, enjoyed it as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 12/1/2010

    " Althouhg enjoyable, I thought this dragged a little. Maybe my reaction is because I haven't read the series in order? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 9/19/2010

    " I really enjoy Anne Perry's mysteries set in the 19th Centuries. I read this one out of sequence so missed the part how Pitt learns about his past. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 9/12/2010

    " The plot had potential and the book started out well. But some of the evidence was a little farfetched and I kept expecting a great and clever ending that never happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 8/13/2010

    " I always enjoy Anne Perry. Sometimes it seems like nothing changes, the Inner Circle is alive and well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemonitsa | 6/15/2010

    " One of the best Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 4/5/2010

    " I really like Thomas and Charlotte Pitt; I liked them less as Perry got so deeply into conspiracies and frustration, but this one was a little more satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 10/8/2009

    " I like her writing and these Victorian England mysteries... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 8/25/2009

    " This was a page turner and a great ending...there were clues but I am not quite sure how we got to the end...but I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 5/30/2009

    " Missed this one in the series. Currently reading and enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/7/2009

    " In a crotchety fashion, I didn't enjoy this as much as the earlier mysteries. The secret service angle is not appealing to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fara | 3/7/2009

    " I do love my Victor Narroway, Thomas Pitt's boss in Special Branch - and he is as ever wonderful in this novel. The story is good, anarchists and politics and conspiracies all tied together in one very un-neat package! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/29/2009

    " I liked this one. Good history, nicely paced, interesting characters with a dash of romance and a load of mystery. Very much enjoyed the main character and his household. Will read more by Anne Perry of this series over lunch. "

About the Author

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

Jenny Sterlin, winner of several Earphones Awards, has more than ninety audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.