By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Odyssey
Christmas tale sequence, booklet 8
In her cherished Christmas novels, Anne Perry brings readers either the real Victorian attraction and the nail-biting suspense that experience made her Thomas Pitt and William Monk stories bestsellers for a new release. although rife with intrigue, those particular seasonal tales beam with the blessed gentle of the holiday.
Ten days prior to Christmas, as an icy wind cuts via London, filthy rich James Wentworth feels now not pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a lethal global of substances and wild ardour. Wentworth's in basic terms desire, he believes, is his previous good friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to look for the prodigal son. Rathbone is familiar with not anything of the sensation-obsessed underworld the place Lucien now dwells, yet he acquires unforeseen new partners who do: Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper who now works in Hester Monk's scientific sanatorium, and Crow, a mysterious slum surgeon who turns nobody away, besides the fact that undeserving.
Slowly this abnormal trio gathers clues--about Lucien's mad infatuation with a gorgeous lady named Sadie, and approximately Shadwell, the ruthless guy who owns her and, just like the satan, by no means we could cross of 1 of his personal. Rathbone, Squeaky, and Crow even welcome into their little band a most precious recruit: younger Bessie, whose braveness holds quick even within the depths of the slum. they usually set forth on their odyssey into London's darkish streets, on a undertaking whose final result they can't start to guess.
Anne Perry's novels are ultimate masterpieces of suspense, and A Christmas Odyssey ranks with some of the best. the times top as much as Christmas may well turn out to be fraught with demanding situations, yet 'tis the season for convenience and pleasure and miracles.
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Kohl moved the barrel of his gun from one to the other, relishing his power. ‘Take off your clothes,’ he said. They both looked aghast. ‘Quickly,’ he ordered. They hurriedly stripped, the girl bravely muttering that he was a pervert. That made Kohl smile. He had completely lost his trust in these people. He wanted to leave the apartment quickly, anonymously and alive and he did not want them following him. ’ He turned to Klaus. ’ He pointed to a plastic bag on the coffee table. ’ said Klaus, with a look of terrified disbelief on his face.
They talked about her training and the sports academy she had been going to for the last couple of years. ‘Swimming, swimming, swimming,’ said Lili, ‘politics, and then more swimming. ’ Her voice had a touch of anger although she tried to pass it off as a joke. ‘But it’s the Olympics this year. ’ The others were waving at her and calling her back. ‘All right,’ she called out. ’ Then she turned to her friends and smiled apologetically. ‘I’d better go or I’ll miss the coach back. ’ They carried on walking home.
It sounded like Sophie’s mother and father were both staunch Party members. But so were his, so perhaps he shouldn’t worry too much about it. ‘Guten Abend,’ he shouted, as he came into a hall cluttered with boots, coats and books. No one replied. Alex liked the old apartment where his family lived. It had three bedrooms, for a start, which meant he and his sister, Geli, had a room each. Most of his friends had to share their bedroom. And there were great high ceilings, which made the rooms seem even bigger.
A Christmas Odyssey (Christmas Story, Book 8) by Anne Perry