No Graves as Yet
No Graves as Yet
By Anne Perry
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345484239, 363pp.
Publication Date: July 26, 2005
On a sunny afternoon in late June, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley is summoned from a student cricket match to learn that his parents have died in an automobile crash. Joseph's brother, Matthew, as officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to London to turn over to him a mysterious secret document allegedly with the power to disgrace England forever and destroy the civilized world. A paper so damning that Joseph and Matthew dared mention it only to their restless younger sister. Now it has vanished.
What has happened to this explosive document, if indeed it ever existed? How had it fallen into the hands of their father, a quiet countryman? Not even Matthew, with his Intelligence connections, can answer these questions. And Joseph is soon burdened with a second tragedy: the shocking murder of his most gifted student, beautiful Sebastian Allard, loved and admired by everyone. Or so it appeared.
Meanwhile, England's seamless peace is cracking as the distance between the murder of an Austrian archduke by a Serbian anarchist and the death of a brilliant university student by a bullet to the head of grows shorter by the day.
Anne Perry is a sublime master of suspense. In "No Graves As Yet," her latest haunting masterpiece, she reminds us that love and hate, cowardice and courage, good and evil are always a part of life, in our own time as well as on the eve of the greatest war the world has ever known.
"From the Hardcover edition.
PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY AND HER VICTORIAN NOVELS
“Intelligently written and historically fascinating.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“You can count on a Perry tale to be superior.”
—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“[A] master of crime fiction who rarely fails to deliver a strong story and a colorful cast of characters.”
—The Baltimore Sun
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