Treason at Lisson Grove

Treason at Lisson Grove

A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Book - 2011
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Anne Perry's very special world of mystery, passion, and danger has attracted an entire generation of readers to her bestselling Victorian novels. Treason at Lisson Grove, her first Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novel in three years, is a masterpiece, inspired by history and spinning on a razor's edge of tension, with a cast of characters as rich as the universe Perry evokes.  

The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant prepared to divulge details of a potentially devastating international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him, arrives a second too late, preceded by a knife-wielding assassin. As the mortally wounded man's life slips away, so too does the information Pitt desperately needs. The killer in turn flees on an erratic course that leads Pitt in wild pursuit, from London's cobblestone streets to picturesque St. Malo on the French coast.

Meanwhile, Pitt's supervisor, the formidable Victor Narraway, finds himself accused of embezzling government funds. With Pitt incommunicado in France, Narraway turns to Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, for help. The man who badmouthed Narraway and ruined his career with innuendo can be found in Ireland--so Charlotte agrees to pose as Narraway's sister and accompany him to Dublin to investigate.
 
But unknown to Pitt and Narraway, a shadowy plotter is setting a trap that, once sprung, could destroy not just reputations but the British empire itself.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345510587
Branch Call Number: PERR
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 25 cm

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readerpat
Jun 05, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. It was full of plots and espionage , a real page turner. I love the characters Mr Pitt and Charlotte, Victor Narraway and Lady Vespasia. Even Queen Victoria was in this story. I look forward to reading more of Anne Perry's novels.

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heinrij
Dec 29, 2015

Anne Perry is much better since Charlotte stopped whining about marrying beneath herself. PG for some intense scenes.

hgeng63 Feb 13, 2013

Disappointing. Anne Perry's written better bks; this is not one of them.

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jeanealogist
Jan 08, 2013

I liked it very much. I got mentally settled into St Malo, France, and was surprised and delighted to find a quick change in location and an almost unbearable build-up of tension. Good contrasts in settings and mood. I am familiar with Irish history, It helps to know the passion of both sides.

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Palomino
Feb 11, 2012

Hm, not the author's best. I do love the idea of Charlotte and Narraway working out their one-sided love affair away from Pitt.

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rslade
Jan 07, 2012

I like Anne Perry's stuff, but this one is pretty odd. Starts suddenly, ends suddenly. It has a hurried feel to it, like it was the last book of a contracted set.

NancyWilliams Nov 28, 2011

Not well acquainted with old Irish history, I found this a bit hard to follow. Also, although it held my interest, the ending was very unlikely. Not one of Anne Perry's best works. A bit disappointing.

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