May 1915. While thousands of Britons fight in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe.
In London, the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks across the city.
Among the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy must take on this case of cover-ups and contradictions and track down Jacob's killer - a hunt which carries them from the crime-ridden streets of wartime London to the chaos of the front line.
But is the murder simply the result of a tragic excess of wartime hysteria, or perhaps a more premeditated crime?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 01/10/2012
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780749011444
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