By Anne Perry
For a iteration, Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels have invited readers to discover the brilliantly seductive middle of Victorian London, the place nice wealth and nice evil stay facet by means of facet, and nice males occasionally make unlucky choices.
In Perry’s lovely new novel, Hester Monk, the spouse of William Monk, commander of the Thames River Police, questions the funds of a London church whose members’ genuinely-earned charitable presents seem to have ended up within the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, purchasing his wonderful domestic and the fashionable clothes of his spouse and daughters.
Taft is accused of extortion, and tremendous barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a pass judgement on, is selected to preside over his trial. it sort of feels transparent that Taft is certainly accountable. notwithstanding, on the final moment, the safety produces a witness who thoroughly undermines the costs. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning yet reckless flow which may wreck his occupation, his acceptance, and his life.
Blind Justice provides a wealthy and full of life landscape of London lifestyles, from the teeming Thames docks to the rich West finish, whereas unfolding a powerful court docket drama. And whereas justice, legislation, and morality hold within the stability, Hester and Monk race to save lots of their special good friend Rathbone from shame. The incomparable artwork of Anne Perry grips us quickly till the ultimate, unforgettable scene.
PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY AND HER WILLIAM MONK NOVELS
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“Masterful storytelling and relocating dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger
“[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s nobody larger at utilizing phrases to color a scene after which fill it with sounds and scents than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe
“Brilliant . . . a page-turning mystery . . . mixing compelling plotting with fantastically discovered human emotion and beautiful interval detail.”—Jeffery Deaver, writer of Edge
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He huddled down as it began to rain, feeling the drops soak through his shirt. As the barge reached the side of the ship, he realized how big it was. Even loaded with cargo and sitting low in the water, her sides dwarfed the little barge. By the time the small vessel was tied to the ship and the cargo transferred, Will was soaked. He looked more like a rescued rat than a seaman. A grizzled sailor wearing a round, flat-brimmed hat, blue breeches, and a blue-and-white checked shirt greeted him. The sailor’s hair was pulled back Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty 35 in a ponytail doubled over and stiffened with tar so that it hung like a handle at the back of his neck.
They repeated the task until the trough was ﬁlled, and sweat dripped from their brows. When there was enough water, Epp, the little sailor with the eye patch, took a smaller bucket, ﬁlled it with water, and dumped it in front of Will and a silent sailor named Jakob. Jakob grabbed his broom and began to sweep the water back and forth across the deck. Will joined in, and together they moved along the left side of the ship. 54 SUSAN OLASKY One bell, two bells, ﬁve bells, six—Will hardly noticed as the time passed.
Rough hands pushed the boy aside and grabbed the rope. In rhythm Alfred and Goose looped the rope over the spar, providing leverage for the heavy bucket. They sang a pulling song, “Heave ho, heave ho,” in rhythm with their work, and soon they had hauled up the bucket and dumped the water into a large wooden trough. They repeated the task until the trough was ﬁlled, and sweat dripped from their brows. When there was enough water, Epp, the little sailor with the eye patch, took a smaller bucket, ﬁlled it with water, and dumped it in front of Will and a silent sailor named Jakob.
Blind Justice (William Monk, Book 19) by Anne Perry