By Laurie R. King
Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath of a murderous mystery association bent on infiltrating the govt. Now they're separated and at the run, sought after via the police, and pursued around the Continent by means of a ruthless enemy with unlimited assets and strong connections.
Unstoppable jointly, Russell and Holmes should live to tell the tale this time aside, preserving touch basically by way of coded messages and cryptic notes. yet has the couple made a deadly mistake by means of isolating, making themselves more straightforward pursuits for the shadowy executive brokers despatched to silence them?
A hermit with a mysterious previous and a stunning younger woman health care professional with a mystery, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed guy of the fabric: everybody Russell and Holmes meet might both velocity their secure reunion or betray them to their enemies—in the main advanced, stunning, and deeply own case in their career.
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