Synopses & Reviews
Elizabeth George has been hailed as "an outstanding practitioner of the modern English mystery" and each of her previous seven novels has been an international bestseller. With In the Presence of the Enemy, her finest work yet, George once again explores the incendiary themes of passion and betrayal that have made her a master of the genre she has made so distinctly her own--the classic detective story that is also a richly creative novel.
When a young girl disappears from the streets of London without a trace, her mother, a well-respected MP, is convinced she knows the identity of the kidnapper--the child's father. But Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers soon learn that nothing in this investigation is what it appears to be, and that in betrayal and deception, lies death.