By Charles Todd
A chilly TREACHERY
“You’ll hold for this–see in case you don’t! That’s my revenge! And you’ll take into consideration that once the rope is going round your neck and the black hood comes down….”
Called out through Scotland backyard into enamel of a violent snowstorm, Inspector Ian Rutledge reveals himself faced with essentially the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge may need anticipated such unspeakable carnage at the global conflict I battlefields, the place he’d misplaced a lot of his soul–and his sanity–but now not in an another way peaceable farm kitchen in distant Urskdale.
Someone has murdered the Elcott kin at their desk with no the least signal of fight. was once the killer an individual the younger relations knew and depended on? while the sufferers are tallied the neighborhood police are in for one more surprise: one of many Elcotts’ little ones, a boy named Josh, is missing.
Now the Inspector needs to race to discover a assassin and to save lots of a baby sooner than he’s silenced by means of the cruel elements–or the even less warm fingers of a killer. Haunted and goaded by means of the soldier-ghost of his personal tortured battle prior, Rutledge will become aware of the tragedy of conflict that splintered one marriage–and pulled jointly one other.
Love, jealousy, greed, revenge–or was once it a few twisted blend of them all? anybody could lead on a guy or girl to homicide. What had the Elcotts performed to ignite their killer’s rage? With time operating out, Rutledge is familiar with all too good that this kind of cold-blooded assassin may be hiding someplace within the blinding snow…
preparing to strike again.
From the Hardcover edition.
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