By Elizabeth George
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth George offers one other masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley sequence: a gripping child-in-danger tale that checks Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like by no means before.
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her pal Taymullah Azhar has been taken via her mom, and Barbara can’t relatively helpAzhar had by no means married Angelina, and his identify isn’t on Hadiyyah’s, their daughter’s, beginning certificates. He has no criminal declare. Azhar and Barbara rent a personal detective, however the path is going cold.
Azhar is simply commencing to settle for his soul-crushing loss whilst Angelina reappears with surprising information: Hadiyyah is lacking, abducted from an Italian market. The Italian police are investigating, and the backyard won’t become involved, till Barbara takes issues into her personal arms on the hazard of her personal career.
As either Barbara and her accomplice, Inspector Thomas Lynley, quickly detect, the case is much extra advanced than a standard kidnapping, revealing secrets and techniques which could have far-reaching results outdoor of the investigation. With either her activity and the lifetime of a bit lady at the line, Barbara needs to come to a decision what concerns such a lot, and the way some distance she’s prepared to visit safeguard it.