By Anne Perry
Ten days earlier than Christmas, as an icy wind cuts via London, prosperous James Wentworth feels now not pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a lethal international of substances and wild ardour. Wentworth’s in simple terms wish, he believes, is his outdated good friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to go looking for the prodigal son. Rathbone understands not anything of the sensation-obsessed underworld the place Lucien now dwells, yet he acquires unforeseen new partners who do: Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper who now works in Hester Monk’s scientific sanatorium, and Crow, a mysterious slum health care provider who turns not anyone away, although undeserving.
Slowly this bizarre trio gathers clues—about Lucien’s mad infatuation with a stunning lady named Sadie, and approximately Shadwell, the ruthless guy who owns her and, just like the satan, by no means shall we cross of 1 of his personal. Rathbone, Squeaky, and Crow even welcome into their little band a most respected recruit: younger Bessie, whose braveness holds quick even within the depths of the slum. and they set forth on their odyssey into London’s darkish streets, on a challenge whose final result they can't start to guess.
Anne Perry’s novels are superb masterpieces of suspense, and A Christmas Odyssey ranks with the superior. the times major as much as Christmas could end up to be fraught with demanding situations, yet ’tis the season for convenience and pleasure and miracles.
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A Christmas Odyssey: A Novel (The Christmas Stories Book 8) by Anne Perry