A Test of Wills (Paperback)

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Don t miss the first book in the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series

It's 1919, and the War to End All Wars has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend of the Prince of Wales.

The case is a political minefield, and its resolution could mean the end of Rutledge's career. Win or lose, the cost may be more than the damaged investigator can bear. For the one witness who can break the case open is, like Rutledge, a war-ravaged victim . . . and his grim, shattered fate could well prove to be the haunted investigator's own.

About the Author

Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.

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-Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062091611
ISBN-10: 0062091611
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 16th, 2011
Pages: 305
Language: English
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries