Early one morning, Thomas Pitt is summoned to the offices of Victor Narraway, head of the Secret Service in Queen Victoria's vast empire. An ex-army officer and promising young diplomat has been shot at Eden Lodge, home of the Egyptian mistress of a senior cabinet minister, Saville Ryerson, and the prime suspect is the woman herself. When Pitt ...Read MoreEarly one morning, Thomas Pitt is summoned to the offices of Victor Narraway, head of the Secret Service in Queen Victoria's vast empire. An ex-army officer and promising young diplomat has been shot at Eden Lodge, home of the Egyptian mistress of a senior cabinet minister, Saville Ryerson, and the prime suspect is the woman herself. When Pitt visits the scene of the murder, however, he finds that some things don't add up. Why did the Eyptian woman have a gun, and if she needed protection, from whom? Is her lover lying to protect her, or himself? When the Eyptian Ambassador puts in a call to Prime Minister Gladstone, it seems that a major diplomatic row is brewing. Meanwhile Charlotte Pitt is more concerned about her husband's safety. Thomas is convinced that Narraway knows more about this case than he claims, and Charlotte fears that he could be involved with the inner Circle, the secret organistion that destroyed Pitt's career in the Metropolitan Police and very nearly cost him his life. Can Pitt tread the tense diplomatic tightrope between protecting justice, the security of his country, and the safety of his family?Read Less
New in J New jacket. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED on title page by the author. This book is square, solid, and unread with unblemished boards. The dustjacket is shart as a tack in a protective archival Brodart cover. When this book arrives you'll be so happy you'll don your cloak and deerstalker, and with meerschaum (not heroin) pipe in hand, you'll bound the door crying, "The game's afoot! "
New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 345 pages. Audience: General/trade. Book Description: Thomas Pitt, mainstay of Her Majesty s Special Branch, is summoned to Connaught Square mansion where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow. Nearby stands the tenant of the house, the beautiful and notorious Egyptian woman Ayesha Zakhari, who falls under the shadow of suspicion. Pitt s orders are to protect at all costs the good name of the third person in the garden: senior cabinet minister Saville Ryerson. This distinguished public servant, whispered to be Ayesha s lover, insists that she is as innocent as Pitt himself is. Pitt s journey to uncover the truth takes him from Egyptian cotton fields to the insidious London slum called Seven Dials, to a packed London courtroom where shocking secrets will at last be revealed. From the Back Cover: INTRICATELY LAYERED...THE VISUAL PANORAMA IS VOLUPTUOUS TO BEHOLD. The New Yor.
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