By Charles Finch
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, units sail on a clandestine project for the govt.. whilst an officer is savagely murdered, even though, Lenox is drawn towards his previous career, decided to trap 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 conflict 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, despite the fact that, Lenox reveals himself utilizing now not his new abilities of international relations yet his previous ones: the ship's moment lieutenant is located lifeless at the voyage's first evening, his physique cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the briefly retired detective to affix in search of a legal. Lenox unearths the path, yet within the claustrophobic surroundings on board, the place not anyone can come or cross and everybody is a suspect, he has to race opposed to the subsequent crime—and additionally desire he won't be the victim.
At as soon as a compulsive homicide secret, a undercover agent tale, and an intimate and cheerful trip with the Victorian army, this booklet exhibits that regardless of how a ways Lenox strays from his outdated existence, it's going to continually get back to discover him.
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