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Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St. Cyr, Bk 12)
Where the Dead Lie - Sebastian St. Cyr, Bk 12 Author:C. S. Harris London, 1813. — Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no stranger to the dark side of the city, but he's never seen anything like this: the brutalized body of a fifteen-year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory. — One of London's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and tortured befor... more »e his murder—and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this killer go unpunished.
Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm . .« less
I've read all the books in this series and I don't think this one will stay in the memory too long compared to earlier ones. I wasn't nuts about the serial-killer/depravity story line; it offered little in terms of motive and deduction. And series regulars, even ones as major as Hero, seemed to have very perfunctory, colorless presence in the story. Only one event seems like it will have important carry-over into the next novel in terms of the ongoing mythos. Meh.