By Iona Whishaw
The moment instalment within the Lane Winslow secret sequence; for fanatics of the Maisie Dobbs and Bess Crawford series.
On a snowy day in December 1946, Lane Winslow—a former British intelligence agent who’s escaped to the agricultural Canadian neighborhood of King’s Cove in pursuit of a tranquil life—is brought to the neighborhood scorching springs. whereas there she overhears close by buyers conversing Russian. whilst a type of consumers is located lifeless within the switch room, Lane’s linguistic and intelligence adventure is of immeasurable worth to the neighborhood police strength in fixing the murder.
The research issues to the Soviet Union, the place Stalin’s purges are putting off enemies, and the succeed in of Stalin’s agent snakes the entire means right into a innocuous Doukhobor neighborhood. Winslow’s advanced courting with the neighborhood police inspector, Darling, is intensified by means of the perils of the case—and by way of the invention of her personal father’s loss of life in the course of the war.
The case involves a frantic and stunning finish with a dangerous evening trip alongside treacherous snow-covered roads.
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