By Laurie R. King
In Laurie R. King’s most recent Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes secret, the acclaimed manhattan occasions bestselling writer grants a mystery of creative surprises and unrelenting suspense—as the well-known husband and spouse sleuths are pursued by means of a killer immune from the edge of justice.
It started as an issue in a single of Holmes’ liked beehives, resulted in a murderous cult, and ended—or so they’d hoped—with a bold break out from a sacrificial altar. as a substitute, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the unlimited assets of these they’ve thwarted. Now they're separated and at the run, sought after via the police, and pursued around the Continent via a ruthless enemy with robust connections.
Unstoppable jointly, Russell and Holmes should live to tell the tale this time aside, preserving tenuous touch purely through coded messages and cryptic notes. With Holmes’ younger granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell must name on instincts she didn’t understand she had. yet has the couple already made a deadly mistake by means of setting apart, making themselves more uncomplicated objectives for the shadowy executive brokers despatched to silence them?
From hidden rooms in London outlets and rustic wooded area cabins to rickety planes over Scotland and boats at the frozen North Sea, Russell and Holmes work their as far back as one another whereas uncovering solutions to a secret that may take either one of them to resolve. A hermit with a mysterious earlier and a gorgeous younger woman health care provider with a mystery, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed guy of the fabric, Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, and an Intelligence agent who understands an excessive amount of: every person Russell and Holmes meet might both pace their secure reunion or betray them to their enemies—in the main complicated, surprising, and deeply own case in their career.
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From time to time, Javitz half-rose in his cockpit to peer at the ground past the high nose of the 'plane, making minor corrections each time. Unbidden, a thought crept into my mind: Would it be irresponsible of me to turn over the duties of nurse-maid to Javitz--just for the day--while I returned to the islands to see what could be done about Brothers? Clearly, the pilot had friends in the area. And he seemed to know better than I how to communicate with children. Yes, I had promised Estelle's father that I would watch over her; but surely removing the threat of Brothers would offer a more complete protection?
At the first chemist's shop, a bell tinkled when Holmes stepped inside, but the customers took little notice: Stray fishermen were a commonplace. On reaching the counter, Holmes asked for sticking plasters, a box of throat lozenges, and a tube of ointment for Persistent Rashes and Skin Conditions. Picking the coins from his palm, he then said, "M'lad on the boat picked up a baddish slice, mebbe should have a coupla' stitches. " "There was, he took ill. Got a locum, though. " "He'll do," Holmes grunted, and asked for directions.
He whispered. " This was a man's gravelly voice. " "That's right, Reverend Brothers. " With an effort, Brothers got his eyes open, squinting into the smokey light. " The man grinned and reached down to whittle a slice from the sausage on the table, popping it between his yellow teeth and chewing, open-mouthed. "Only thing that kept you from the pearly gates was that book in your chest pocket. Weren't for that, the lead would've gone straight into your heart. As it is, we dug the thing out of your shoulder.