The Shifting Tide

The Shifting Tide

Anne Perry


In her new masterpiece that includes inner most inquiry agent William Monk, New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Perry screens her prodigious writing expertise. With perception, compassion, and a portraitist’s genius, Perry illuminates the transferring tide of feelings encompassing Queen Victoria’s London and the folk who dwell there—aristocrats, brothel proprietors, thieves, Dickensian ruffians, and their evil keepers. She takes us via harmful backstreets the place the terrible eke out their humble livings, and into the mansions of the wealthy, secure and safe of their privileged lives. Or so that they think. . . .

William Monk understands London’s streets just like the again of his hand; finally, they're the place he earns his dwelling. however the river Thames and its teeming docks— the place towering schooners and clipper ships dump their marvelous cargoes and wharf rats and evening plunderers ply their trades—is unknown territory.

Only dire desire persuades him to just accept an project from delivery multi-millionaire Clement Louvain to enquire the robbery of a shipment of African ivory from Louvain’s lately docked schooner, the Maude Idris. Monk is determined for paintings, not just to feed himself and his spouse, Hester, yet to maintain open the doorways of Hester’s medical institution, a final lodge for ailing and ravenous road women.

But he wonders: Why didn’t Louvain document the ivory robbery on to the River Police? Why did he warn Monk to not examine the homicide of 1 of the Maude Idris team? much more mysterious, why has Louvain dropped at Hester’s health facility a desperately sick girl who he claims is the discarded mistress of an previous pal? Neither Hester nor Monk anticipates the nightmare solutions to those questions . . . nor the seize that quickly so fatefully ensnares them.

In this incredible novel, Anne Perry holds the reader spellbound, as Monk and Hester fight to save lots of themselves and their international from a disaster whose dimensions they could scarcely degree.

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