By Charles Todd
Within the newest secret from manhattan occasions bestselling writer Charles Todd, global struggle I nurse and novice sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an outdated homicide that happened in the course of her early life in India, a look for the fact that will remodel her and depart her considering a troubling query: How can proof lie?
Bess Crawford loved a wondrous adolescence in India, the place her father, a colonel within the British military, was once stationed at the Northwest Frontier. yet an unforgettable incident darkened that satisfied time. In 1908, Colonel Crawford's regiment stumbled on that it had a assassin in its ranks, an officer who killed 5 humans in India and England but was once by no means dropped at trial. within the eyes of lots of those squaddies, males outlined by way of honor and accountability, the crime used to be a stain at the regiment's attractiveness and at the reliable identify of Bess's father, the Colonel Sahib, who had proficient the killer.
A decade later, tending to the wounded at the battlefields of France in the course of international battle I, Bess learns from a demise Indian sergeant that the meant assassin, Lieutenant Wade, is alive--and serving on the entrance. Bess can't think the stunning information. in accordance with trustworthy studies, Wade's physique have been obvious deep within the Khyber cross, the place he had died attempting to succeed in Afghanistan. quickly, even though, her brain is racing. How had he escaped from India? What had pushed a very good guy to homicide in chilly blood?
in need of solutions, she makes use of her depart to enquire. within the village the place the 1st 3 killings happened, she discovers that the locals are yes that the British soldier used to be blameless. but the current proprietor of the home the place the crime used to be dedicated believes differently, and is confident that Bess's father helped Wade flee. To settle the problem as soon as and for all, Bess units out to discover Wade and enable the courts decide.
but if she stumbles at the awful fact, whatever that even the recognized author Rudyard Kipling had stored mystery all his existence, she is shaken to her very middle. The evidence will rattling Wade while they display a brutal fact, a truth which can were her personal destiny.
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A Question of Honor (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 5) by Charles Todd