For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad is a delicious anticipation.
But the longed for sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a bitter memory from her husband's past.
Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, but the talented and troubled young man is enlisting her help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.
From suicides among the Standing Stones to a bizarre religious cult, from the heart of Bohemian London to dark secrets on the streets of Shanghai, Russell will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she's ever faced - a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages, map
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 05/07/2010
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780749007195