King has done it again! The ability to take characters from her previous novels and weave them in at different places and work them into not only a different story, but a completely different setting is amazing. I loved the Hazr brothers in the previous stories, but to find them in England and discover their background is a delight. This story is filled with rich descriptions, intriguing dialog, and twisting plot. Make sure you read it! However, I would recommend reading King's other books in the series BEFORE reading this one as it will make much more sense and you will better understand the characters' struggles.
A trail of ominous clues comprises a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prarie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot;but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer -- or has the murderer caught them?
Just hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving the murky riddle of The Moor, a bloodied but oddly familiar stranger pounds desperately on their front door, pleads for their help, and then collapses. When he recovers, he lays before them the story of the enigmatic Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the Duke of Beauville, returned to England upon his brothers death. Not until Holmes and Russell arrive in the village of Arley Holt can they fully understand Marshs dilemma.
Its a mystery that begins during the Great War of 1918, when young Gabriel Hughenfort, the late Dukes only son, died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. While Holmes heads to London to uncover the truth of Gabriels war record, Russell joins an ill-fated shooting party. A missing diary, a purloined bundle of letters, and a trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that will call for Holmess cleverest disguises and Russells most daring journeys into the unknown...from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot, but can they catch an elusive villain in the act of murder before they become his next victims?
Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front doorliterally.
Its a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But its not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength.
A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be doneor have they been lured straight into an elusive killers perfectly baited trap?