Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone ridges. But this time, when two bodies are discovered in the shadow of the ancient circle of stones known as Nine Sisters Henge, it is clearly not a case for Mountain Rescue. The corpses are those of a young man and woman. Each met death in a different fashion. Each died violently.
To Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, brought in to investigate by special request, this grisly crime promises to be one of the toughest assignments of his career. For the unfortunate Nicola Maiden was the daughter of a former officer in an elite undercover unit, a man Lynley once regarded as a mentor. Now, as Lynley struggles to find out if Nicola's killer was an enemy of her father's or one she earned herself, a disgraced Barbara Havers, determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her longtime partner, crisscrosses London seeking information on the second murder victim.
Yet the more dark secrets Lynley and Havers uncover, the more they learn that neither the victims nor the suspects are who they appear to be. And once again they come up against the icy realization that human relationships are often murderous...and that the blood that binds can also kill.
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The narrative talents of English stage actor Derek Jacobi are put to excellent use in this intriguing mystery of a double murder most foul. Author Elizabeth George presents her popular detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers with one of their most grisly and difficult cases ever as they search for clues to a bloody crime while struggling to repair their own strained partnership. George's mystery bobs, weaves, twists, and turns from a packed West End theater through the sumptuous halls of a country manor and into the desolate reaches of the high country moors before revealing its delightfully wicked and suspenseful conclusion. Jacobi tackles the complex plot and diverse cast of characters with relish, working his theatrical skills into an outstanding performance. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George LaneyFrom the Back Cover:
Elizabeth George's novels have appeared regularly on international bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London.
"George delivers exceptionally well-written prose, a super cast and complex psychological themes."
-- USA Today
"Ms. George's...most absorbing novel."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"George writes like Agatha Christie at the top of her game...a joy."
-- The Washington Post Book World
"George has proved herself a master of the english mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye for the inner workings of Scotland Yard."
-- The New York Times
"Exquisitely written...[George] is a genius at drawing psychological revelations from an act as casualas choosing wallpaper."
-- Los Angeles Times
"No one else writes with the complexity, the style and the sophistication that [George] displays."
-- The Dallas Morning News
From the internationally bestselling author Elizabeth George
A Great Deliverance
Payment In Blood
Well-Schooled In Murder
A Suitable Vengeance
For The Sake Of Elena
Playing For The Ashes
In The Presence Of The Enemy
Deception On His Mind
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A Traitor to Memory
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340688831
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