In Laurie R. King’s latest Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes
mystery, the acclaimed New York Times
bestselling author delivers a thriller of ingenious surprises and unrelenting
suspense—as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune
from the sting of justice.
It began as a problem in one of Holmes’ beloved beehives,
led to a murderous cult, and ended—or so they’d hoped—with a daring escape from
a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes,
have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they’ve thwarted.
Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across
the Continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections.
Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive
this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages
and cryptic notes. With Holmes’ young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell
will have to call on instincts she didn’t know she had. But has the couple
already made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets
for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them?
From hidden rooms in London shops and rustic forest cabins to rickety
planes over Scotland and boats on the frozen North Sea, Russell and Holmes work
their way back to each other while uncovering answers to a mystery that will
take both of them to solve. A hermit with a mysterious past and a beautiful
young female doctor with a secret, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed man
of the cloth, Holmes’ brother Mycroft and an Intelligence agent who knows too
much: everyone Russell and Holmes meet could either speed their safe reunion or
betray them to their enemies in this, the most complex, shocking, and deeply
personal case of their career. Download and start listening now!