By Charles Todd
Within the most up-to-date secret from long island occasions bestselling writer Charles Todd, global struggle I nurse and beginner sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an outdated homicide that happened in the course of her adolescence in India, a look for the fact that will remodel her and depart her brooding about a troubling query: How can evidence lie?
Bess Crawford loved a wondrous adolescence in India, the place her father, a colonel within the British military, was once stationed at the Northwest Frontier. yet an unforgettable incident darkened that chuffed time. In 1908, Colonel Crawford's regiment stumbled on that it had a assassin in its ranks, an officer who killed 5 humans in India and England but used to be by no means dropped at trial. within the eyes of a lot of those infantrymen, males outlined through honor and responsibility, the crime was once a stain at the regiment's recognition and at the strong identify of Bess's father, the Colonel Sahib, who had knowledgeable the killer.
A decade later, tending to the wounded at the battlefields of France in the course of global struggle I, Bess learns from a death Indian sergeant that the intended assassin, Lieutenant Wade, is alive--and serving on the entrance. Bess can't think the surprising information. in line with trustworthy studies, Wade's physique were obvious deep within the Khyber cross, the place he had died attempting to succeed in Afghanistan. quickly, notwithstanding, her brain is racing. How had he escaped from India? What had pushed an exceptional guy to homicide in chilly blood?
in need of solutions, she makes use of her go away to enquire. within the village the place the 1st 3 killings happened, she discovers that the locals are convinced that the British soldier was once blameless. but the current proprietor of the home the place the crime used to be dedicated believes differently, and is confident that Bess's father helped Wade flee. To settle the problem as soon as and for all, Bess units out to discover Wade and enable the courts decide.
but if she stumbles at the bad fact, whatever that even the recognized author Rudyard Kipling had saved mystery all his existence, she is shaken to her very center. The proof will rattling Wade while they demonstrate a brutal truth, a truth which may were her personal destiny.
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When therefore Ramses III speaks of his victory over the THE HOME OF THE ATLANTEANS 61 peoples " of the borders of united darkness, the ends of the earth and the columns of heavens," he is undoubtedly emphasising that these peoples originally came from the far north. 2. , says that undoubtedly the most difficult problem is to ascertain the starting-point of the great migration. Eissfeld says that the burning question of the origin of the North peoples is as unsettled today as it was two thousand years ago .
ATLANTIS 40 2. In the course of the expedition the Atlantis people wandered through Europe and subjected the whole of Greece with the exception of Athens . They then invaded Asia Minor and penetrated to the border of Egypt, which they threatened but were unable to conquer . 3 . Of the Mediterranean countries, Libya, Greece and Europe as far as the Tyrrhenian Sea came under the rule of the Atlantean kings . These countries then joined the great expedition . 4. A large, well-equipped and highly organised army, strong in war chariots, and a powerful fleet were at the disposal of the Atlantis power .
Similar scenes of the highest comradeship and death-defying courage of the North people are shown in the great relief of the land battle . ) The hands of the Northerners killed or wounded in the land and sea battles were cut off, thrown on to a heap and counted . In this way the exact number of casualties was determined . For earlier battles the number of hands cut from the fallen enemy had been precisely counted . For example, after the battle near the Libyan border between Ramses III and the combined Libyan and Northern forces 25,215 hands had been counted .