By Charles Todd
Within the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the physique of a guy wrapped in a cloak, the face lined by way of a gasoline masks. subsequent to him is a e-book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector within the nice battle. who's this guy, and is the research into his demise being manipulated through a thirst for revenge?
in the meantime, the British struggle workplace is trying to find a lacking guy in their personal, anyone whose warfare paintings used to be so mystery that even Rutledge isn't informed his genuine identify or what he did.
the hunt takes Rutledge to Berkshire, the place cottages as soon as equipped to deal with lepers stand within the shadow of a superb white horse lower into the chalk hillside. the present population of the cottages are outcasts, too, hiding from their very own pasts. Who between them is telling the reality approximately their friends and who's twisting it?
here's a puzzle requiring all of Rutledge's bold and talent, for there are layers of lies and deception, whereas a ruthless killer is set to carry directly to freedom at any expense. And the light horse looming overhead serves as a reminder that dying is rarely complete with a person, least of the entire males who fought within the trenches of France.
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