By Elizabeth George
While a tender woman vanishes in London with out a hint, her MP mom turns into confident that the kidnapper is the child's father, until eventually Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers discover an online of deception, betrayal, and demise.
From Publishers Weekly:
After seven outings (the final used to be enjoying for the Ashes), upper-crust Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his stubby, working-class sergeant, Barbara Havers, have shaped a snug operating courting, which George performs to perfection the following. Ten-year-old Charlotte, daughter of Conservative MP Eve Bowen, is kidnapped after leaving a weekly track lesson now not faraway from her London domestic. Dennis Luxford, editor for a tabloid-style, decidedly anti-Conservative newspaper, gets a message threatening Charlotte until he recognizes her paternity. Bowen, a emerging superstar in the house place of work, chooses to prevent utilizing the police, understanding that disclosure of her short, long-ago fling with Luxford will spoil her politically. She has the same opinion with Luxford to invite forensic scientist Simon St. James and his assistant woman Helen (who is Lynley's lover) to enquire undercover. yet quickly a homicide attracts in Scotland backyard, permitting Lynley and Havers to guide a sophisticated research to its electrifying and awesome end. This soaking up story, during which retribution for the sins of the fogeys is exacted from-and by-their childrens, increases questions of parental love and accountability on numerous degrees. George's absolutely constructed characters will stay with the readers lengthy after the final web page is grew to become.