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Slaves of Obsession

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The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Albertson is becoming a very wealthy man as emissaries from both sides of the conflict rush to purchase his wares. The quiet dinner party held by Albertson and his beautiful wife seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence in this well-appointed mansion. For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Albertson's armaments.

Philo Trace, the Southerner, is both charming and intelligent, but a defender of slavery. Northerner Lyman Breelove is a disturbing blend of political zealot and personal reserve--to whom Albertson's teenage daughter has pledged her heart. Soon Monk and Hester's forebodings are fulfilled. For within this group, one is brutally murdered in a cruel ritualistic fashion, and two others disappear--along with Albertson's entire inventory of weapons.

Slaves of Obsession twists and turns like a powder keg fuse as Monk and Hester track the man they believe to be a cold-blooded murderer all the way to Washington D.C. and the bloody battlefield at Manassas. Yet finally, in a hushed London courtroom scene, Anne Perry holds her readers breathless and spellbound while Sir Oliver Rathbone fights to defend the innocent . . . and perhaps the guilty . . . from the hangman's noose.

Synopsis:

Anne Perry adds new dimensions to her re-creation of Victorian England in her gripping new novel which takes William Monk and his wife, Hester, from London to the Civil War battlefield of Manassas. "Slaves of Obsession" twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse as Monk and Hester track a man to be a cold-blooded murderer.

About the Author


Among Anne Perry's other novels featuring investigator William Monk are A Breach of Promise, The Silent Cry, Cain His Brother, Defend and Betray, Weighed in the Balance, and most recently The Twisted Root. She also writes the popular novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, including Bedford Square, Pentecost Alley, Traitors Gate, The Hyde Park Headsman, Highgate Rise, and Ashworth Hall, which was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. "Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes," said The Cleveland Plain Dealer about the author. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345433268
Editor:
Perry, Anne
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Perry, Anne
Location:
New York :
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Arms transfers
Subject:
Monk, William
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
William Monk Novels (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
Abt. VIII, Bd. 3
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
344 p.
Dimensions:
9.61x6.63x1.16 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Anne Perry adds new dimensions to her re-creation of Victorian England in her gripping new novel which takes William Monk and his wife, Hester, from London to the Civil War battlefield of Manassas. "Slaves of Obsession" twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse as Monk and Hester track a man to be a cold-blooded murderer.
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