Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs)

By | July 20, 2019
Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs) Author Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN-10 0312429258
ISBN-13 9780312429256
Year 2009-11-24
Pages 303
Language English
Publisher Picador
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In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scaleIt s Christmas Eve 1931 On the way to see a client Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street The following day the prime minister s office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not metand the writer mentions Maisie by name After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard s elite Special Branch she is drawn into MacFarlane s personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case Meanwhile Billy Beale Maisie s trusted assistant is once again facing tragedy as his wife who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter slips further into melancholia s abyss Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people And before this harrowing case is over Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell shocked men In Among the Mad Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet

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