Book Review of O Jerusalem (Mary Russell, Bk 5)

O Jerusalem (Mary Russell, Bk 5)
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The second book in the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. At the close of the year, 1918, forced to flee England. Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year--old apprentice Mary Russell enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes enigmatic brother,Mycroft. A rash of murders there seem unrelated to the growing tensions among Jew,Moslem, and Christians, yet Holmes is adamant that he must reconstruct the most recent one in the desert gully where it occurred. Their singular findings will lead him and Russell through labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff hanging monastaries - and into mortal danger. In the jewellike city of Jerusalem, they willat least meet their advisary, whose lust for power could reduce the city's most ancient and sacred place to rubble and ignite this tinderbox of a land.