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The Great War has been won—but victory has its price. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge has returned to London to resume his position as Scotland Yard inspector, bringing nightmares and ghosts home with him from the French battlefields. Tormented and suffering from shell shock, he is immediately plunged into the affair of a popular colonel believed murdered by a decorated war hero—a case that is a personal and political minefield that could destroy Rutledge's career and what remains of his sanity.

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A Test of Wills
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3.7 / 5
August 30th, 2015
The best murder mystery I've read in a long time. Intelligently well crafted who~done~it. Will keep you quessing until the end. BRAVO.
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A test of wills
June 19th, 2015
Thorough enjoyable. It would be a pleasure to read the rest of the author's work. If his work is in the same vein it would be best.
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Rather confusing, not my cup of tea
April 8th, 2015
Found the book rather confusing with quite a few characters running in and out of the story stream. I found I had to go back to the start of each chapter to pick up the storyline if I didn't finish a chapter. This would be a good book for those readers who can devote a few uninterrupted hours to plough through the storyline. As I said, not my cup of tea.
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Worth a read
April 4th, 2015
Unfolded like a period piece movie. The plot was clever, yet predictable at times. A nice nighttime read.
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Great read
March 26th, 2015
Not my typical genre of book. I found this to be very well written, I reluctantly enjoed it! Stronglyy reccomend.
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Falls apart at tbe end
January 30th, 2015
This book drags in the middle as the detective keeps turning over the possibilities in his mind ad nauseam without making any progress. The ending is completely a let down as it requires the detective not to have noticed that two people are actually the same person. Even with this revelation, the detective merely chances upon the murderer rather than solving the cime.
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November 18th, 2014
Loved, loved, loved this book......
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
January 27th, 2014
Great characters in this book, well-written, enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next book with this detective, he's got lots of depth, quirks and hurdles!
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