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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