A Pale Horse (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 10) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

Within the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the physique of a guy wrapped in a cloak, the face coated by way of a gasoline masks. subsequent to him is a ebook on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector within the nice battle. who's this guy, and is the research into his dying being manipulated by way of a thirst for revenge?

in the meantime, the British warfare place of work is trying to find a lacking guy in their personal, somebody whose conflict paintings used to be so mystery that even Rutledge isn't informed his actual identify or what he did.

the hunt takes Rutledge to Berkshire, the place cottages as soon as equipped to accommodate lepers stand within the shadow of an exceptional white horse reduce into the chalk hillside. the present population of the cottages are outcasts, too, hiding from their very own pasts. Who between them is telling the reality approximately their pals and who's twisting it?

here's a puzzle requiring all of Rutledge's bold and ability, for there are layers of lies and deception, whereas a ruthless killer is decided to carry directly to freedom at any rate. And the light horse looming overhead serves as a reminder that dying isn't entire with someone, least of the entire males who fought within the trenches of France.

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But they asked us to meet them here," Ndula said. "Then they're probably skulking around the yard. Try their workshop. " The two Nandans hurried across the yard to the outdoor workshop. They found it deserted. " MacKenzie exclaimed. " Ndula said, listening. A low thumping seemed to come from somewhere nearby. A metallic thumping and clanging, and a muffled sound grunts. " Ndula cried. " They ran to the opening of the big pipe and peered in. Bob and Pete lay bound and stuffed into the pipe! The two Nandans reached in and hauled them out, Page 50 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double quickly removing their bonds and the gags in their mouths.

Page 47 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double "We spotted MacKenzie and Ndula," Fred added with a grin. "When the boys joined them, we knew you'd lead us to Ian sooner or later. It was child's play to mingle with all the customers who come into this junkyard. " Pete raged. "Across the street? Yes, that was a near thing," Walt agreed. "But no harm done. " The two kidnappers were standing with their backs to a massive mound of junk, which was close behind them. Bob glanced quickly towards Jupiter.

My stars! " Aunt Mathilda boomed. "No, ma'am," Jupiter said, and sighed. He had slept little, awakened early, and had lain in bed in the cool dawn Page 30 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double wondering if Pete was perhaps right this time. He had found a whole book about Nanda in the library, had checked it out, and had spent half the night reading it in Headquarters. It had added nothing important that he could see to the names and places MacKenzie and Ndula had given the Investigators. "What about some bacon?

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