By John Connolly
Nonetheless recuperating from his life-threatening wounds, inner most detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi focus camp through the moment global War.
Parker has retreated to the small Maine city of Boreas to regain his energy. There he befriends a widow named Ruth wintry weather and her younger daughter, Amanda. yet Ruth has her secrets and techniques. previous atrocities are approximately to be unearthed, and previous sinners will kill to conceal their sins. Now Parker is ready to danger his existence to shield a lady he slightly is familiar with, one that fears him virtually up to she fears those people who are coming for her.
His enemies think him to be weak. worried. Solitary. yet they're fallacious. Parker is way from afraid, and much from on my own. For anything is rising from the shadows . . .
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Extra resources for A Song of Shadows (Charlie Parker Series, Book 13)
In the garden Magda is standing with another lady. Her face is the last I see before I get into the waiting car. She smiles and raises a hand in farewell. I travel at speed through the peaceful summertime countryside, passing peasants in the fields cutting hay, a goosegirl with blonde plaits driving her flock. I am Amadeus’s consort now; we have the power of life and death over the men in the fields, the little girl with her geese—over whole countries—over the whole world, that purer, cleaner world he will create.
We’d had a bit of a falling-out a few weeks previously—and then I’d been away, to see my brother in the Lake District—that’s how come I missed Kilburn’s latest murder this year on Saturday night. Condemned to live in flashback forever, that’s Jim Graham—sorry, poor taste, Dr. Hastie. “Monica was crying. I took her in, mopped her up, gave her a G and T, that type of thing. It did occur to me the wretched woman might have been crying over that granddaughter of hers. She got me to go down to the school a couple of years back, 29 but for me it was too much like playing Mamas and Papas.
He sighs. I do not know if it is pleasure or pain. Pain? How can that be? I murmur, “My lover—my god—” “Ah! ” he sighs again. “I have waited so long—” “Hush. Hush,” he says. Then he is on me, his hands digging like claws into my shoulders, no gentleness now, no words. Then with one hand he grasps me hard between my legs. I try not to cry out. This is blood and fire, this is purging flame, this is a man like no other, no other in the whole world. He is breathing hard. My open eyes look into his.
A Song of Shadows (Charlie Parker Series, Book 13) by John Connolly