The Link A - A Victorian Mystery Author:Robin Maugham This raptly engrossing suspense novel delves beneath the surface of James Steede's "return from the dead" to claim his inheritance and fictionally solves the riddle of the notorious Tichborne Case which so divided - and astounded - the Victorian world. This haunting new novel by the author of The Servant reveals, again, Robin Maugham's superb t... more »alent for illuminating the dark recesses of human passion, of man's self-deception and self-destruction.
The bizarre and licentious life of James Steede, a young baronet, unfolds within a stunning portrayal of Victorian society and among a group of colorful and vivid characters, moving from public school and great estates in England, to lurid bars and brothels of Mexico's West Coast, Australia's rugged gold fields and finally to Sessions Court at Westminster. It is when James Steede meets another man who totally and uncannily resembles him that the story takes a fantastic and dramatic turn which moves with terror and surprise to an unforgettable climax.
What is the "link"? What is the dark mystery behind this sinister relationship between two men whose identities are exchanged and whose fate and fortune depend upon the exchange? The Link is a spell-binding novel and a raw, bold, revelatioon of the intricacies and strange variations of human relationships.« less