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The shifting tide
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Published:
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2004.
Format:
Large Print
Physical Desc:
591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
Madison - Adult Large Print
Fiction Perry Large Type
Description
In her new masterpiece featuring private inquiry agent William Monk, "New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Perry displays her prodigious writing talent. With insight, compassion, and a portraitist's genius, Perry illuminates the shifting tide of emotions encompassing Queen Victoria's London and the people who live there--aristocrats, brothel owners, thieves, Dickensian ruffians, and their evil keepers. She takes us through dangerous backstreets where the poor eke out their humble livings, and into the mansions of the rich, safe and secure in their privileged lives. Or so they believe. . . . William Monk knows London's streets like the back of his hand; after all, they are where he earns his living. But the river Thames and its teeming docks-- where towering schooners and clipper ships unload their fabulous cargoes and wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades--is unknown territory. Only dire need persuades him to accept an assignment from shipping magnate Clement Louvain to investigate the theft of a cargo of African ivory from Louvain's recently docked schooner, the "Maude Idris. Monk is desperate for work, not only to feed himself and his wife, Hester, but to keep open the doors of Hester's clinic, a last resort for sick and starving street women. But he wonders: Why didn't Louvain report the ivory theft directly to the River Police? Why did he warn Monk not to investigate the murder of one of the "Maude Idris crew? Even more mysterious, why has Louvain brought to Hester's clinic a desperately ill woman who he claims is the discarded mistress of an old friend? Neither Hester nor Monk anticipates the nightmare answers to these questions . . . nor the trap thatsoon so fatefully ensnares them. In this magnificent novel, Anne Perry holds the reader spellbound, as Monk and Hester struggle to save themselves and their world from a catastrophe whose dimensions they can scarcely measu
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0786265884 (lg. print : U.S. hardcover : alk. paper)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perry, A. (2004). The shifting tide. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perry, Anne. 2004. The Shifting Tide. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perry, Anne, The Shifting Tide. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Perry, Anne. The Shifting Tide. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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