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The killer whispered-“A pretty damsel...worth a pretty risk.”It’s 1890.A veteran, Detective Rudyard Bloodstone has fought a brutal battle and witnessed war horrors that haunt his nightmares. Now one of those horrors has followed him home from Africa. A vicious predator, the Cape cobra, can kill a man in thirty minutes. A suspect using the snake as a weapon in robberies is terrorizing London. When the crimes escalate into murder, a victim’s daughter, Honoria Underhill, becomes the focus of the killer. After several attempts on her life, Scotland Yard threatens to take over the high profile case. With few leads to follow, Bloodstone and his partner must now fight department politics and catch the killer before Underhill becomes another murder victim.
5-Star ***** BEST BOOK PICK As in the other Bloodstone Mysteries, readers can expect an exciting story with plenty of twists and turns. Here's a Victorian detective thriller set to chill your bones. Karlsen delivers a novel that will not be set down until the very last word is read! - Chanticleer Book Reviews