Random House Publishing Group
On Sale: October 26, 2010
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In her beloved Christmas novels, Anne Perry brings readers
both the authentic Victorian charm and the nail-biting
suspense that have made her Thomas Pitt and William Monk
tales bestsellers for a generation. Though rife with
intrigue, these special seasonal stories beam with the
blessed light of the holiday.
Ten days before Christmas, as an icy wind cuts through
London, wealthy James Wentworth feels not joy but grief.
His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured into a deadly
world of drugs and wild passion. Wentworth’s only hope, he
believes, is his old friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers
to search for the prodigal son. Rathbone knows nothing of
the sensation-obsessed underworld where Lucien now dwells,
but he acquires two unexpected new companions who do:
Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper who now works
in Hester Monk’s medical clinic, and Crow, a mysterious
slum doctor who turns no one away, however undeserving.
Slowly this odd trio gathers clues—about Lucien’s mad
infatuation with a beautiful woman named Sadie, and about
Shadwell, the ruthless man who owns her and, like the
Devil, never lets go of one of his own. Rathbone, Squeaky,
and Crow even welcome into their little band a most
valuable recruit: young Bessie, a teenager whose courage
holds fast even in the depths of the slum. And so they set
forth on their odyssey into London’s dark streets, on a
mission whose outcome they cannot begin to guess.
Anne Perry’s novels are supreme masterpieces of suspense,
and A Christmas Odyssey ranks with the very best. The days
leading up to Christmas may prove to be fraught with
challenges, but ’tis the season for comfort and joy and
7 comments posted.
Re: A Christmas Odyssey
Please enter me in this great Contest. Thanks and God bless everyone. Cecilia
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:43pm November 21, 2010)
Henry Rathbone- please enter me into this contest
(Audra Holtwick 11:09am November 22, 2010)
Henry Rathbone is the lead character in The Christmas Odyssey.
(Cathy Phillips 2:26pm November 26, 2010)
Henry Rathbone is the lead character
(Karen Cherubino 8:49pm November 29, 2010)
Henry Rathbone is the lead character!
(Barbara Hightower 3:49pm December 5, 2010)
Henry Rathbone is th elead character is a Christmas Odyssey.
(Caroline Kolb 8:16pm December 8, 2010)
The answer is Henry Rathbone.
(Tracey Dent 8:22am December 29, 2010)
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