Dark AssassinAudiobook CD - 2006
As superintendent in the Thames River Police, William Monk is on a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge when he and his men notice a young couple standing at the bridge railing, apparently engaged in an intense discussion. The woman waves her arms and places her hands on the man's shoulders. Seconds later, the pair plunges to death in the icy waters. Mary Haviland is her name and until recently she and Toby Argyll, the fair-haired man who shared her fate, had planned to marry. Her father, an engineer employed by the Argyll Company, has also recently died. Friends tell Monk that Mary suspected her father had been murdered because of his stubborn insistence that the Argyll Company's current project -- participation in a spelendid new sewer system -- is so badly flawed that the entire city may be in dire peril from flood and fire. With his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk is soon treading a slippery path -- from luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots to a world beneath the city where poor folk fight starvation. But as rainfall strains the fragile manmade underground, a murderer remains free -- and poised to strike again.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2006.
Branch Call Number: PERRY
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.