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Racing the devil: an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery

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"Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series. On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows--or will admit to knowing--which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar. Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France--although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all? Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusive--and that the villages on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and it will take all of Rutledge's skill to stop him before an innocent young life is sacrificed"--
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subject_facetDetective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Great Britain
Historical fiction
Large type books
Murder -- Investigation
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Nice (France) -- Fiction
Police
Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character)
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
South Downs (England) -- Fiction
Traffic accidents
Traffic accidents -- Fiction
title_displayRacing the devil : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery
title_fullRacing the Devil
Racing the devil : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery / Charles Todd
Racing the devil [electronic resource] / Charles Todd
title_shortRacing the devil
title_suban Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery
topic_facetElectronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Investigation
Large type books
Murder
Mystery
Police
Revenge
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character)
Secrecy
Thriller
Traffic accidents