Daniel Pitt, the young lawyer son of London's Special Branch investigation team Thomas Pitt, puts himself at odds with his father as he races against time to save his client, an arrogant biographer, from execution. By the best-selling author of the William Monk series. - (Baker & Taylor)
As a new series debuts, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London’s Special Police Branch.
1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose—in only twenty-one days.
Could Mrs. Graves’s violent death have anything to do with her husband’s profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel’s investigation unexpectedly to London’s Special Branch—and, disturbingly, to one of his father’s closest colleagues.
Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect—and trust his natural instincts—to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man hang for another’s heinous crime. - (Random House, Inc.)
Library Journal Reviews
After 32 adventures, Perry decided that the series starring Det. Thomas Pitt and unimpeachably smart wife Charlotte had run its course and is launching a new series starring their lawyer son, Daniel. Daniel's client, biographer Russell Graves, appears to have been framed for the murder of his wife, and Daniel has 21 days to find the real killer before Graves hangs.
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