By Charles Todd
Unhealed scars of the good struggle nonetheless torment Scotland backyard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he includes with him the presence of the soldier he was once pressured to execute in the middle of conflict. A haunted, broken shell of a guy, he has been despatched to the small coastal city of Hampton Regis to resolve a violent crime and to confront his personal tragic past.
An officer who served with Rutledge within the trenches of France sooner than being despatched again to England less than suspicious situations has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the girl he nonetheless loves. The suspect has taken the spouse hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid until Rutledge is installed cost of the research. even supposing the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's personal earlier and the affection he misplaced to a different guy, he can't refuse it. whilst the subconscious brutalized sufferer vanishes and not using a hint, it's transparent that this peaceable little city hides a vicious assassin . . . and secrets and techniques robust adequate to kill for.
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Extra resources for A False Mirror (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 9)
But as Grace and the others waited outside, the four never appeared. Vani said transport through the gate was instantaneous. Which meant something had gone wrong. For a fortnight she had feared there hadn’t been enough time, that the Etherion had come crashing down upon the four before they had a chance to activate the gate. But the emperor’s army of laborers had worked swiftly, carting away the broken rubble of the Etherion so it could be built anew. Dozens of bodies were found in the destruction, some human, some not.
The king stopped in his tracks. The mastiffs by the hearth whined and cowered. ” “Tarras,” the guardsman managed to blurt out. “She went south to Tarras, Your Majesty. With Lord Falken, Lady Melia, and others. ” The king’s blue eyes narrowed. “It is not like my ward to run off on foolish adventures. At least, it wasn’t until she made the acquaintance of Ivalaine. By the Bull, this has the mark of the Witch Queen in it. ” His gaze returned to the guard. ” Still the raven flew on as the sun sank toward the western rim of the world.
The raven’s name was Gauris. Eleven and one hundred times the ice floes of the Winter Sea had cracked, thawed, and frozen again since the day of his shell-sundering. Through all of those years, Gauris had served the king faithfully. True, his feathers were not so glossy as they once had been, and his beak and talons were duller. However, his black eyes were still keen, and not even the young ones of the brood, for all they puffed their sleek breasts in pride, could fly so far in a single day as Gauris.
A False Mirror (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 9) by Charles Todd