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Sangre En El Támesis / Blood on the Water
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Anne Perry nos lleva a la ajetreada ribera del Támesis, donde una tarde de verano William Monk, comandante de la Policía Fluvial, presencia la horripilante explosión del barco de recreo Princess Mary, que provoca la muerte de los casi doscientos pasajeros que celebraban una fiesta a bordo. La tragedia no es fruto de un accidente. Monk debería encargarse del caso, pero la investigación se le asigna al comisario de la Policía Metropolitana. Enseguida atrapan a un egipcio, Habib Beshara, que es juzgado y sentenciado a muerte. Sin embargo, casi con la misma rapidez, Monk presenta pruebas de que, Beshara, aun siendo un canalla, estaba en otro lugar en el momento de la explosión. La investigación, para entonces un desbarajuste absoluto, se pone a toda prisa en manos de Monk. ¿Guarda el crimen relación con la inminente apertura del Canal de Suez, que beneficiará enormemente a las navieras británicas? ¿O todos esos inocentes se ahogaron para asegurar el asesinato de uno solo de ellos? ¿Cómo subió a bordo del barco el terrorista y cómo consiguió escapar? ¿Se trata de un anarquista o de un loco?. Con el apoyo de su perspicaz esposa Hester y de su viejo amigo Oliver Rathbone, Monk deberá descubrir las respuestas, pese a que sus preguntas toparán con el rechazo de una formidable variedad de personajes poderosos y privilegiados. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION As her New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway-and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers. The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police, Monk should handle the case, but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But almost as quickly, Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara, though a nasty piece of work, was elsewhere at the time of the blast. The investigation, now in complete disarray, is hastily turned over to Monk. Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal, which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship, and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman? Backed up by his astute wife, Hester, and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk vows to find answers-but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue, his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes, perhaps too late, that he is the next target.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 03.12.2020
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