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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,050 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Anne Perry's best-selling Victorian novels offer readers an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream and English ale - enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original. While flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so people believe...

Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom?

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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/17/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 2/9/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verity | 1/26/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 1/23/2014

    " 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 Fara | 1/20/2014

    " 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 | 1/14/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 12/19/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 11/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geneve | 11/19/2013

    " 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 Tammie | 10/21/2013

    " I don't like that you can't give half stars on here. I would have given this book 3 1/2 stars. It was slow for me in the beginning, but picked up somewhere in the middle. It's not one of my favorites from the series, but it was still good, and it wraps things up with the character Charles Voicey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/14/2013

    " 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 Nan | 7/19/2013

    " 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 | 7/16/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Reid | 3/16/2013

    " This book was ok. I think it is part of a series, which I have not read in order. I think I might have connected with the characters better had I read the series in order. But still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pithee | 2/25/2013

    " Read by Michael Page "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dOnnabud | 11/17/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Milford | 11/14/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Hawn Smith | 6/16/2012

    " This book was not one of my favorites. For one thing, it dealt with anarchists and their political agenda, is not one I can relate to, or like to read about. Of course, the anarchists are only a smoke screen and there is far more going on, but I just couldn't get into this one as well as the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda Martin | 10/27/2011

    " This is one of my favorite contemporary authors, but she really missed it with this one. Her books are usually murder mysteries, but she attempted to delve into a spy thriller this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 10/14/2011

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 9/28/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina Chachu | 9/25/2011

    " 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 John | 9/15/2011

    " I read this before and I forgot--no matter--it was as good as the first time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 9/9/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 9/4/2011

    " This is one of my favorite contemporary authors, but she really missed it with this one. Her books are usually murder mysteries, but she attempted to delve into a spy thriller this time. "

  • 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! "

  • 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! "

  • 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. "

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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.