A Question of Honor (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 5) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

Within the most up-to-date secret from big apple instances bestselling writer Charles Todd, international conflict I nurse and beginner sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an outdated homicide that happened in the course of her early life in India, a look for the fact that will rework her and depart her brooding about a troubling query: How can evidence lie?

Bess Crawford loved a wondrous formative years 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 came upon that it had a assassin in its ranks, an officer who killed 5 humans in India and England but used to be by no means delivered to trial. within the eyes of a lot of those squaddies, males outlined by means of honor and responsibility, the crime used to be a stain at the regiment's acceptance and at the strong 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 death Indian sergeant that the meant assassin, Lieutenant Wade, is alive--and serving on the entrance. Bess can't think the surprising information. in line with trustworthy reviews, Wade's physique were noticeable deep within the Khyber go, the place he had died attempting to achieve Afghanistan. quickly, even though, her brain is racing. How had he escaped from India? What had pushed an excellent guy to homicide in chilly blood?

short of solutions, she makes use of her go away to enquire. within the village the place the 1st 3 killings came about, she discovers that the locals are definite that the British soldier was once blameless. but the current proprietor of the home the place the crime was once dedicated believes another way, 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 terrible fact, whatever that even the recognized author Rudyard Kipling had stored mystery all his lifestyles, she is shaken to her very center. The evidence will rattling Wade whilst they exhibit a brutal truth, a truth which may were her personal destiny.

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