A Traitor to Memory

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 24, 2009 - Fiction - 736 pages
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When Eugenie Davies is killed by a driver on a quiet London street, her death is clearly no accident. Someone struck her with a car and then deliberately ran over her body before driving off, leaving nothing behind but questions.

What brought Eugenie Davies to London on a rainy autumn night? Why was she carrying the name of the man who found her body? Who among the many acquaintances in her complicated and tragic life could have wanted her dead? And could her murder have some connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who several months earlier suddenly and inexplicably lost the ability to play a single note?

For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose own domestic life is about to change radically, these questions are only the first in an investigation that leads him to walk a fine line between personal loyalty and professional honor.

Assigned to the case by his superior, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first murder investigation as a DI over twenty years ago involved Eugenie Davies and a sensational criminal trial. Yet what is truly damaging is what Webberly already knows and no doubt wants Lynley to keep concealed.

Now the pressure is on Lynley to find Eugenie Davies' killer. For not only is he putting his own career into jeopardy, but he is also attempting to safeguard the careers of his longtime partners Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. Together, they must untangle the dark secrets and darker passions of a family whose history conceals the truth behind a horrific crime.


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Violin virtuoso and former child prodigy Gideon Davies suddenly loses his ability to play. As he works with a psychiatrist to regain his gift, Gideon begins to dredge up memories from his childhood ... Read full review

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An interesting twist from George: her protagonist is a young violin virtuoso whose sudden inability to play while center stage leads him into a dark secret in his past. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32

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Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
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Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
Section 38
Section 39
Section 40
Section 41
Section 42
Section 43
Section 44
Section 45
Section 46
Section 47
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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth George, a resident of Huntington Beach, California, is the internationally acclaimed author of eleven novels. She is the recipient of the Anthony and the Agatha Awards, as well as Frances' Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere and Germany's MIMI. Two of her novels have been bought by the BBC for development. There are more than seven million copies of her books in U.S. print.


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