In the Presence of the Enemy (Inspector Lynley, #8)



In the Presence of the Enemy (Inspector Lynley, #8) Hailed As The King Of Sleaze, Tabloid Editor Dennis Luxford Is Used To Ferreting Out The Sins And Scandals Of People In Exposed Positions But When He Opens An Innocuous Looking Letter Addressed To Him At The Source, He Discovers That Someone Else Excels At Ferreting Out Secrets As Well.Ten Year Old Charlotte Bowen Has Been Abducted, And If Luxford Does Not Admit Publicly To Having Fathered Her, She Will Die But Charlotte S Existence Is Luxford S Most Fiercely Guarded Secret, And Acknowledging Her As His Child Will Throw Than One Life And Career Into Chaos Luxford Knows That The Story Of Charlotte S Paternity Could Make Him A Laughingstock And Reveal To His Beautiful Wife And Son The Lie He S Lived For A Decade Yet It S Not Only Luxford S Reputation That S On The Line It S Also The Reputation And Career Of Charlotte Bowen S Mother For She Is Undersecretary Of State For The Home Office, One Of The Most High Profile Junior Ministers And Quite Possibly The Next Margaret Thatcher.Knowing That Her Political Future Hangs In The Balance, Eve Bowen Refuses To Let Luxford Damage Her Career By Printing The Story Or Calling The Police So The Editor Turns To Forensic Scientist Simon St James For Help It S A Case That Fills St James With Disquiet, However, For None Of The Players In The Drama Seem To React The Way One Would Expect.Then Tragedy Occurs And New Scotland Yard Becomes Involved Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley Soon Discovers That The Case Sends Tentacles From London Into The Countryside, And He Must Simultaneously Outfox Death As He Probes Charlotte Bowen S Mysterious Disappearance Meanwhile, His Partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Working Part Of The Investigation On Her Own And Hoping To Make The Coup Of Her Career, May Be Drawing Closer To A Grim Solution And To Danger Than Anyone Knows.In The Presence Of The Enemy Is A Brilliantly Insightful And Haunting Novel Of Ideals Corrupted By Self Interest, Of The Sins Of Parents Visited Upon Children, And Of The Masks That Hide People From Each Other And From Themselves From The Paperback Edition.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the S Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old She was a student of English, receiving a teaching certificate While teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychology.Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth Barbara Havers, Lynley s assistant, from a very working class background Lady Helen Clyde, Lynley s girlfriend and later wife, of noble birth as well and Lynley s friends Simon and Deborah St James.This Elizabeth George is distinct from the other author named Elizabeth George Christian author.Series Inspector Lynley

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10 thoughts on “In the Presence of the Enemy (Inspector Lynley, #8)

  1. Eve says:

    People didn t really change They merely dropped their personae when they considered it safe to do so, or when trying circumstances forced their exterior shells to shatter like childhood scherished beliefs Now that is how you write a police procedural I d forgotten how much I loved Lynley and Havers, and their creator, Elizabeth George My only gripe has been that her books keep getting longer and longer, which isn t always a bad thing when the buildup doesn t flatline midway through t People didn t really change They merely dropped their personae when they considered it safe to do so, or when trying circum...

  2. Adrian says:

    Overall I quite enjoyed this book I am a great lover of whodunnits but had never read one of Elizabeth George s Lynley mysteries I have seen the tv show on many occasions so already had visions in my mind of the 2 main characters, and they haven t changed as the TV show is seems quite true to the books.The reason it took so long to read was not that I couldn t get into it, but was in fact due to a Summer of sport on TV sorry I love the Olympics and am a great follower of the Tour...

  3. Lisa (Harmonybites) says:

    Of the eight Lynley novels I ve read, I d rank this third, after the first, A Great Deliverance and the third, Well Schooled in Murder Not that I felt that way through Part One, which is almost another book I d rate much lower for two reasons First, that first part involves only that Tiresome Three tm Simon and Deborah St James and Lady Helen Clyde So not my favorite George characters Second, and worse, they engage in utterly stupid behavior that s a pet peeve of mine in amateur detectiv Of the eight Lynley novels I ve read, I d rank this third, after the first, A Great Deliverance and the third, Well Schooled in Murder Not that I felt that way through Part One, which is almost another book I d r...

  4. Catherine says:

    Well I think perhaps I would have enjoyed this bookhad it been half the length George does ramble on interminably about her character s inner thoughts, at no particularly great gain to the plot, and the idea of show not tell isn t high on her agenda The women in the book are a rum bunch I enjoyed the police detective, but the correlation between career woman and badly dressed virgin is predictable and so old hat as to be ridiculous No less ridiculous were the other key female charact Well I think perhaps I would have enjoyed this bookhad it been half the length George does ramble on interminably about her character s inner thoughts, at no particularly great gain to the plot, and the idea of show not tell isn t high on her agenda The women in the book are a rum bunch I enjoyed the police detective, but the correlation between career woman and badly dressed virgin is predictable and so old hat as to be ridiculous No less ridiculous were th...

  5. Lobstergirl says:

    Commendably twisty and well plotted, with none of the awkward cameos from the lower classes that we often have to endure from George I particularly enjoyed the falling out between Lynley, Helen, St James and Deborah as Lynley attacks them you...

  6. aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    Poor little Charlotte Bowen She s 10 years old, but her mother, Eve Bowen, Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, is a narcissistic conservative politician who always thinks it s all about her Charlotte is kidnapped, but despite all of the evidence mommy dearest thinks her one week ex fling, Dennis Luxford, the far left newspaperThe Source editor in chief, is pulling a con of some type When they met eleven years ago, both were newspaper report...

  7. jo says:

    this is a well written, well paced, well developed mystery elizabeth george sure likes to pack her stories with language details details details , but since i like my books to go on and on, and her going on and on is well done, i am not complaining, at all okay, now that i got that out of the way let me talk about women and mysteries men and mysteries, too the latter first i learned today here that the millennium trilogy, of which i read only the first installment, a book that struck me this is a well written, well paced, well developed mystery elizabeth george sure likes to pack her stories with language details details details , but since i like my books to go on and on, and her going on and on is well done, i am not complaining, at all okay, now that i got that out of the way let me talk about women and mysteries men and mysteries, too the latter first i learned today here that the millennium trilogy, of which i read only the first installment, a book that struck me as mediocre, is considered super edgy in some, i suppose queer quarters because the girl protagonist is bisexual to this i say give me a break back to women and mysteries i am not a mystery expert, but my suspicion is getting stronger and stronger that a lot of female mystery writers use the genre to exorcise some specific, scar...

  8. Diana Donnelly says:

    This is the 8th book I ve read by Elizabeth George To date all of her books have been lengthy as was this one with 621 pages, but I find I m captivated with her stories and don t mind their length Since this book revolves around the same characters, I have become interested in their personal lives as well as the lives of those connected to them This particular mystery was exceptional You had your suspicions who the guilty party was but were never totally convinced The ending was a total sur This is the 8th book I ve read by Elizabeth George To date all of her books have been lengthy as was this one with 621 pages, but I find I m captivat...

  9. Merry says:

    Once again, Elizabeth George does it She has written a great murder mystery that keeps you guessing at least, I was to almost the very end I also liked it because Sargeant Barbara Havers played a key role, and she s always a favorite of mine The two main characters, the parents of a child who has been kidnapped, are so despicable you love to hate them The mother, a Tory politician, is so caught up in her own self worth, that she won t give in to the kidnapper s demands so as not to ruin he Once again, Elizabeth George does it She has written a great murder mystery that keeps you guessing at least, I was to almost the very end I also liked it because Sargeant Barbara Havers played a key role, and she s always a favorite of mine The two main characters, the parents of a ...

  10. Jane Giardino says:

    Great read These books are LONG I confess I peeked at the final pages to learn whodunit but still read and enjoyed the details, the cast of characters, the suspense I spent a lot of time reading when I had other things that needed doing Very literate, subtle.

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