Ben Elton's tenth novel is a gut-wrenching historical drama which explores some fundamental questions. What is murder? What is justice in the face of unimaginable daily slaughter? And where is the honour in saving a man from the gallows if he is only to be returned to die in a suicidal battle? As the gap between legally-sanctioned and illegal murder becomes ever more blurred, Kingsley quickly learns that the first casualty when war comes is truth.
©2005 Ben Elton; (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks
superbly read by Jack Davenport, this story is set during world war one and tells the tale of a moralistic detective dragged into the war effort against his will.
a whodunnit of first class proportions this story adds yet another string to the overflowing nib of Mr Elton.
I normally rate a good book as 3 stars, so 4 is, for me, above average!
Excellent narration really helps this story come to life. Detailed, though-provoking, and well paced throughout. Recommended.
fascinating～i really enjoy it!!i bought it for JD's intoxicating baritone but actually the story manifested itself wonderful plot and deep thought as well～love it!!!
A clever story well told with a slight twist. Hold syour interest. Well narrated with some interesting characters. It is subtly done considering the setting of the story
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