With this latest entry in a bestselling series that evokes all the passion and heroism of history?s most heartbreaking conflict?the war that was meant to end all wars?Anne Perry adds new luster to her worldwide reputation.
Featuring: Hannah Reavley; Joseph Reavley; Matthew Reavley
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Angels in the Gloom is an intense saga of love,
hate, obsession, and murder that features an honorable
English family--brothers Joseph and Matthew Reavley and
their sisters, Judith and Hannah.
In March 1916, Joseph, a chaplain at the front, and Judith,
an ambulance driver, are fighting not only the Germans but
the bitter cold and the appalling casualties at Ypres.
Scarcely less at risk, Matthew, an officer in Englandâ€™s
Secret Intelligence Service, fights the war covertly from
London. Only Hannah, living with her children in the family
home in tranquil Cambridgeshire, seems safe.
Appearances, however, are deceiving. By the time Joseph
returns home to Cambridgeshire, rumors of spies and
traitors are rampant. And when the savagely brutalized body
of a weapons scientist is discovered in a village byway,
the fear that haunts the battlefields settles over the town-
-along with the shadow of the obsessed ideologue who
murdered the Reavleysâ€™ parents on the eve of the war. Once
again, this icy, anonymous powerbroker, the Peacemaker, is
plotting to kill.
Perryâ€™s kaleidoscopic new novel illuminates an entire
world, from the hell of the trenches to the London
nightclub where a beautiful Irish spy plies her trade; from
the sequestered laboratory where a weapon that can end the
war is being perfected to the matchless glory of the
English countryside in spring. Steeped in history and
radiant with truth, Angels in the Gloom is a
masterpiece that warms the heart even as it chills the
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