One Fatal Flaw: A Daniel Pitt Novel

One Fatal Flaw: A Daniel Pitt Novel

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Author: Perry, Anne

Brand: Ballantine Books

Color: Black

Edition: First American Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 07-04-2020

Details: Product Description Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man’s innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel is sure that science can absolve him—and Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist he knows. Miriam connects Daniel with her former teacher Sir Barnabas Saltram, an expert in arson, and together, they reveal Adwell’s innocence by proving that an accidental fire caused the victim’s death. But it’s not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion. If these deaths are, in fact, murders, what essential clue could Daniel and Miriam have missed? As their investigation deepens, one of Saltram’s former cases comes into question, and Miriam finds herself on the defensive. If the reasoning Saltram used in that case is proved false, several other cases will have to be re-tried, and Saltram’s expert status—not to mention Miriam’s reputation—will be ruined. Haunted by Saltram’s shady tactics in and outside of the classroom, Miriam is desperate to figure out truths both past and present and protect herself in the face of Saltram’s lies. What started as an accidental fire in Adwell’s case seems to be linked to a larger plot for revenge, with victims accumulating in its wake, and Miriam and Daniel must uncover who or what is stoking these recurring flames—before they, too, find themselves burned. Review “ One Fatal Flaw is at once a courtroom thriller, a psychological-suspense tale, and a novel of manners (with Ms. Perry being especially sharp on class distinctions).” —The Wall Street Journal   “Reliable Edwardian legal suspense, liberally flavored with contemporary feminism, from an old pro.” —Kirkus Reviews   “ One Fatal Flaw is like a set of Russian dolls. . . . Anne Perry is a masterful writer and this series just gets better and better.” —Criminal Element About the Author Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Tide Rising and An Echo of Murder, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Murder on the Serpentine and Treachery at Lancaster Gate. She is also the author of a series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt’s son, Daniel, including One Fatal Flaw and Triple Jeopardy, as well as five World War I novels, sixteen holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Revelation, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter One She sat on the other side of the desk from Daniel, tears sliding down her unblemished cheeks. “They’ll hang him, won’t they?” she said huskily. “You’re a lawyer. You got Mr. Blackwell off, and he would have hanged, for sure. Everyone along the dockside says that.” She sniffed and gulped. “Please. You can make them see Rob didn’t do it. Please?” Daniel felt a sudden shiver, even though the room was warm. It was late September, and there was a nice fire burning in the grate. This was his room in the chambers of fford Croft and Gibson, one of the most prestigious law firms in London. It was situated in Lincoln’s Inn, naturally, as were all the best. His room was not much more than a very large cupboard, this being his first placement after graduating from university—Cambridge, to be precise. She was waiting. “What are they accusing Mr. Adwell of having done, Miss Beale?” he asked. So far, she had not actually told him, only that it was serious, and it concerned a warehouse in the London docks south of the river. “Set

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Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English