Just One Evil Act

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Dutton, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 736 pages
18 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before.

Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help?Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.

Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won't get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands ? at the risk of her own career.

As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she's willing to go to protect it.

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Review: Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley #18)

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Well I still haven't forgiven Elizabeth George for killing off Thomas' wife and baby a few books ago, but I'm a little less mad at her after this book...it's pretty darned good---and pretty darned ... Read full review

Review: Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley #18)

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

So many things were good about this book but some were frustrating and disappointing as well. The most frustrating was the length. Really, this actually decent story could have been more effectively ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

ELIZABETH GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen suspense novels, one young adult novel,
one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. She lives in Washington State.

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