By Laurie R. King
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense that includes Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, contain considered one of today’s so much acclaimed secret sequence. Now the couple is separated by means of a surprising condition in a dangerous a part of the realm, each one racing opposed to time to avoid an explosive disaster which could dress them either in shrouds.
In an odd room in Morocco, Mary Russell is making an attempt to resolve a urgent secret: Who am I? She has woke up with shadows in her brain, blood on her arms, and squaddies pounding at the door. Out within the hivelike streets, she discovers herself surprisingly adept within the talents of the underworld, escaping via alleys and rooftops, identifying wallet and locks. She is clothed like a guy, and armed simply along with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic word. Overhead, warplanes cross ominously north.
in the meantime, Holmes is pulled by means of outdated acquaintances and relation into the becoming struggle among France, Spain, and the Rif rebellion led via Emir Abd el-Krim—who could be a Robin Hood or an influence mad tribesman. The shadows of warfare are drawing over the traditional urban of Fez, and Holmes badly wishes the knowledge and braveness of his spouse, whom he’s discovered, to his horror, has long gone lacking. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, every one attempts to crack lethal parallel puzzles earlier than it’s too past due for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.
With the unbelievable mixture of interval element and modern speed that's her hallmark, Laurie R. King keeps the stunningly suspenseful sequence that Lee baby referred to as “the such a lot sustained feat of mind's eye in secret fiction today.”
Praise for Garment of Shadows
“As continuously, the connection among Holmes and Russell is completely understated but traced with warmth and light.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[A] taut story . . . unique and interesting . . . This tantalizing glimpse into the lifestyles and instances of a quickly evolving Arabic society has extraordinary resonance for our personal doubtful times.”—Publishers Weekly
“Those new to the sequence are in for a treat.”—Bookreporter
From the Hardcover edition.