Innocent Blood Author:P. D. James Innocent Blood is a novel that goes far beyond the bounds of the mystery story to explore the themes of the growth of love and the search for identity. Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, exercises her legal right to apply for a copy of her birth certificate when she becomes eighteen. Although she has always had a fantasy of being the il... more »legitimate daughter of an aristocratic father and now dead mother, she soon learns the shocking truth about her parents--and finds that her mother is about to be released from prison.
With this knowledge, Philippa moves into an alien world that is to prove more dangerous and terrifying than any she could imagine. For there is someone else interested in her mother's release--someone who has dedicated his life to seeking out and destroying her.
Innocent Blood moves to a climax as exciting and satisfying as anything P.D. James has yet given us. A novel of extraordinary power and originality, it is both a continuation and development of her talent.« less