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By Alice LaPlante

ISBN-10: 0802192742

ISBN-13: 9780802192745

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When Dr. John Taylor turns up useless in a inn room, the neighborhood police discover adequate incriminating facts to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat often covers petty crimes, is innocently thrown right into a high-profile case that's extra advanced than any she has confronted ahead of. A well known reconstructive healthcare professional and a revered kinfolk guy, Dr. Taylor was once cherished and trendy. yet underneath his excellent façade used to be a hidden life—in truth, a number of lives. Dr. Taylor was once married to 3 very varied ladies in 3 separate towns. because the conditions surrounding his demise emerge, Detective Adams reveals herself monitoring down a assassin via a tangled net of marital deception and revenge. New York Times bestselling writer Alice LaPlante’s haunting and complicated novel of kinfolk secrets and techniques dissects—with scalpel-like agility—the intricacies of wish and dedication, belief and jealousy.

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I know you must think I’m insane,” he said, relenting visibly. ” He sighed. “In Istanbul there is a little-known repository of materials, founded by Sultan Mehmed II, who took the city from the Byzantines in 1453. This archive is mostly odds and ends collected later by the Turks as they were gradually beaten back from the edges of their empire. But it also contains documents from the late fifteenth century, and among them I found some maps that purported to give directions to the Unholy Tomb of a Turk-slayer, who I thought might be Vlad Dracula.

My mother had died when I was a baby, before my father founded the Center for Peace and Democracy. My father never spoke of her and turned quietly away if I asked questions; I understood very young that this was a topic too painful for him to discuss. Instead, he took excellent care of me himself and provided me with a series of governesses and housekeepers—money was not an object with him where my upbringing was concerned, although we lived simply enough from day to day. The latest of these housekeepers was Mrs.

And I’m very pleased that history interests you, too. One spring night when I was still a graduate student, I was in my carrel at the university library, sitting alone very late among rows and rows of books. Looking up from my work, I suddenly realized that someone had left a book whose spine I had never seen before among my own textbooks, which sat on a shelf above my desk. The spine of this new book showed an elegant little dragon, green on pale leather. I didn’t remember ever having seen the book there or anywhere else, so I took it down and looked through it without really thinking.

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