By Barbara Cleverly

ISBN-10: 1616956658

ISBN-13: 9781616956653

Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the previous All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, healthcare professional Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a demise stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the demise is governed a suicide, compounded by way of a proper confession prior to death.
The sufferer, it's printed, is understood to Scotland backyard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is shipped all of the manner from London to enquire. Thrown right into a lethal ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism, Sandilands needs to discover the reality sooner than the Hellfire membership, an elite society composed of intelligentsia and aristocrats, topples the associations and harms the folks he has sworn to protect—especially one he has come to actually love.

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Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the outdated All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, health professional Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a death stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the loss of life is governed a suicide, compounded through a proper confession sooner than loss of life.

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His lips tightened. Even after so short an acquaintance, Jason could see that Alexandra Durham was not a child. How old was she? Charles had never mentioned a wife in all the time he had known him, and consequently Jason had assumed he had married after returning to England. --twelve at most, whereas this girl was ob- viously fifteen or sixteen at least. A shorter guardianship than he had expected perhaps, but what a complication! ' the girl was asking now, and Jason forced himself to concentrate on what she was saying.

Durham was an archaeologist, taking a break from a dig he was working on in Mexico. He was holidaying in New Orleans at the time, and his initial encounter with Jason took place in the street outside one of the many bars and taverns. He, Jason, had been rolling drunk at the time, he remembered wryly, and was losing the fight he was hav- ing with the burly bartender when Durham recognised a fellow Englishman and intervened. He had settled the bill, which had been the cause of the fight, and the bartender, recognising the fact that sober Jason would have little difficulty in laying him out, had been more than willing to accept the settlement.

His eyes narrowed. Unless she was some dried- up old spinster, who saw this post as a golden opportunity to ingratiate herself with the master of the household. He grimaced. He was cynical, he admitted it. But years of hard living and fending for himself had taught him never to trust anyone's motives at face value. Only Charles Durham had ever helped him, and now he was dead Jason was deter- mined to do what he could for his son--but not at the cost FALLEN ANGEL 9 of his own freedom. He had had one taste of so-called connubial bliss, and like the use of methadone in drug addiction, it had cured him of the craving.

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