Corridors of the Night
William Monk #21
On Sale: September 15, 2015
Featuring: William Monk
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery | Historical
Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian
England, has once again surpassed herself, with this
twenty-first installment of her New York Times
bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the
Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William,
commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle
with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have
turned to homicide.
The monomaniacal Rand
brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius
chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was
then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In
London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one
of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when
she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and
learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased
and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes.
But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle
cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester
can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk
and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver
Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among
them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English
countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the
children’s, is quickly draining away.
with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror,
Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her
magnificent, unforgettable best.
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