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In her cherished Christmas novels, Anne Perry brings readers either the real Victorian attraction and the nail-biting suspense that experience made her Thomas Pitt and William Monk stories bestsellers for a iteration. notwithstanding rife with intrigue, those particular seasonal tales beam with the blessed gentle of the holiday.

Ten days sooner than Christmas, as an icy wind cuts via London, filthy rich James Wentworth feels now not pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a lethal global of gear and wild ardour. Wentworth's purely wish, he believes, is his previous buddy Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to look for the prodigal son. Rathbone is familiar with 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 clinical health center, and Crow, a mysterious slum healthcare professional who turns nobody away, notwithstanding undeserving.

Slowly this strange trio gathers clues--about Lucien's mad infatuation with a gorgeous lady named Sadie, and approximately Shadwell, the ruthless guy who owns her and, just like the satan, by no means we could move of 1 of his personal. Rathbone, Squeaky, and Crow even welcome into their little band a Most worthy recruit: younger Bessie, whose braveness holds speedy even within the depths of the slum. they usually set forth on their odyssey into London's darkish streets, on a challenge whose end result they can't start to guess.

Anne Perry's novels are superb masterpieces of suspense, and A Christmas Odyssey ranks with some of the best. the times top as much as Christmas may well end up to be fraught with demanding situations, yet 'tis the season for convenience and pleasure and miracles.

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