By Charles Finch
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, units sail on a clandestine challenge for the govt. while an officer is savagely murdered, notwithstanding, Lenox is drawn towards his outdated career, decided to seize one other killer.
1873 is a dangerous time within the courting among France and England. while a string of English spies is located useless on French soil, the specter of all-out battle activates executive officers to invite Charles Lenox to go to the newly-dug Suez Canal on a mystery mission.
Once he's on board the Lucy, besides the fact that, Lenox unearths himself utilizing now not his new talents of international relations yet his outdated ones: the ship's moment lieutenant is located useless at the voyage's first evening, his physique cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the quickly retired detective to hitch in quest of a legal. Lenox unearths the path, yet within the claustrophobic surroundings on board, the place no one can come or move and everybody is a suspect, he has to race opposed to the following crime—and additionally desire he won't be the victim.
At as soon as a compulsive homicide secret, a secret agent tale, and an intimate and pleased trip with the Victorian military, this ebook indicates that irrespective of how a ways Lenox strays from his previous existence, it is going to regularly come again to discover him.
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