A Fearsome Doubt

Todd Charles

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2002
Edition: First Edition

Description: 295 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Bestselling author Charles Todd has earned a special place among mysterys elite writers with his acclaimed series featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, a former soldier seeking to lay to rest the demons of his past in the aftermath of World War I. But that past bleeds into the present in a complex murder case that calls into question his own honor...and the crimes committed in the name of God, country, and righteous vengeance.A Fearsome DoubtIn 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a man was condemned to hang for the murders of elderly women. Rutledge helped gather the evidence that sent Ben Shaw to the gallows. And when justice was done, Rutledge closed the door on the case. But Shaw was not easily forgotten.Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns in the form of Ben Shaws widow Nell, bringing Rutledge evidence she is convinced will prove her husbands innocence. Its a belief fraught with peril, threatening both Rutledges professional stature and his faith in his judgment. But there is a darker reason for Rutledges reluctance. Murder brings him back to Kent where, days earlier, hed glimpsed an all-too-familiar face beyond the leaping flames of a bonfire. Soon an unexpected encounter revives the end of his own war, as the country prepares for a somber commemoration on the anniversary of the Armistice. To battle the unsettled past and the haunted present at the same time is an appalling mandate. And the people around him among them the attractive widow of a friend, a remarkable woman who survived the Great Indian Mutiny; a bitter, dying barrister; and a man whose name he never knewunwittingly compete with the grieving Nell Shaw. Theyll demand more than Rutledge can give, unaware that he is already carrying the burden of shell shock and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he was forced to execute in the war. The killer in Marling is surprisingly adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaws past is a tangle of unsettling secrets that may or may not be true. Rutledge must walk a tortuous line between two murderers...one reaching out to ruin him, the other driven to destroy him.

ISBN: 9780553801804

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