A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon.
Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon's guilt - all present, including Brandon's wife, believe that Brandon committed the murder.
Colonel Brandon's reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey's greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon's innocence. As Lacey's relationship with Lady Breckenridge moves forward, his hunt for evidence to clear Brandon uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey's and Brandon's private battle.
©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2015 Jennifer Ashley
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"I love this series"
This series is so enjoyable and James Gillies is perfect as the narrator. Please hurry up with the next audio in the series. You are too far behind the books that have been released and I enjoy the narration too much to read them.
"more insight into our Captain"
narrator always excellent. makes the story even more pleasurable to experience.
Lacey's former mentor Branden is arrested for murder. who Lacey discovers actually killed the man is someone close to Grenville; not someone in a familiar way but I'll let the reader discover the connection.
"Another terrific installment in the series!"
Yes! James Gillies brings the characters and story to life, and adds another dimension to the wonderful storytelling.
As we've come to expect with the Captain Lacey series, there are plenty of twists and surprises to keep you glued to the story. I would strongly encourage any new readers to start with the first book in the series and read them consecutively, as the recurring characters all develop in each book. Since this book focuses on Colonel and Louisa Brandon in particular, knowledge of their backstory and their relationship with Captain Lacey is especially important.
James Gillies is a phenomenal narrator. He is indispensable in the reading of this series. He has done a wonderful job narrating the previous books, but the dramatic nature of some of the scenes and character interactions in this book are especially well done.
I absolutely loved this book, and it is probably my favorite in the series so far. Ashley Gardner and James Gillies make a terrific author/narrator combo!
This series gets better with each book. Lacy is a complicated but honorable man. Sometimes too much so, but great guy.
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