When Anne is sticking to the exciting story, then it is just that intriguing and scary, but when she carries on with what everyone is supposed to be thinking, it gets to be too much speculation and leaves us no place to imagine, which is part of a good read.
In Victorian England, a divisive election is fast approaching. Passions are so inflamed that Thomas Pitt, shrewd mainstay of the London police, has been ordered, not to solve a crime, but to prevent a national disaster.
Hard for me to put this one down. A really good mystery, but be prepared to learn or be exposed to more English politics than you really want to know. However, if you want to know, it is a good tutorial. Poor Pitt. He is stuck again in Special Services. I'll be glad when he settles down so we can get more of Charlotte's participation. Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending. Recommend!