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In the latest mystery from the national best-selling author of When Falcons Fall, the gruesome murder of a young boy takes Sebastian St. Cyr from the gritty streets of London to the glittering pleasure haunts of the aristocracy....

London, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no stranger to the dark side of the city, but he's never seen anything like this: the brutalized body of a 15-year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory. One of London's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and tortured before his murder - and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this killer go unpunished. Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: Someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm....

©2017 The Two Talers, LLC (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Best in the series

While I have enjoyed the entire St. Cyr series, this book is the best! Ms Harris does an amazing job of showing many sides of her complex characters, St. Cyr is the concerned and loving husband, father, and uncle, and also the relentless, angry, bull-headed detective trying to find who is torturing and murdering the most vulnerable of London's poor. Hero's interviews with the poor orphans is a fine way of building sympathy for the plight of the abandoned children, and it makes the rest of the mystery even more believable and sad., And we gain more insights into Hendon's feelings about St. Cyr.

Don't start here - you really need all the carefully built background from the previous books to appreciate this one, but don't miss Where The Dead Lie. Masterful storytelling!

***SPOILER ALLERT!!!!!*****
I think Hero's mother was poisoned by the fair of appearance, but evil evil beneath the surface. new cousin, who will also be found guilty of her husbands' murders. Just sayin'.

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Great series with my favorite Narrator

What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Davina Porter has such a talent for voices and accents. She can bring the characters to life.

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Fantastic series!

I hope one day PBS adds Lord Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin to their Masterpiece Mystery series. He would fit in perfectly next to Poirot, Holmes, Morse and Marple as the intelligent, tenacious, compassionate solver of murder mysteries of early 19th century Britain. C.S. Harris is a truly gifted writer. I enjoyed each book immensely and I've read them all.

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Chilling Tale of Murder and Torture

The streets of London in 1813 were no place for abandoned children, street urchins, whose parents were dead or in jail. Their lives were worthless to the aristocrats as well as the authorities. But not so for Viscount Devlin, himself one of the well respected of society, married to the Hero, the daughter of Lord Jarvis. Although Devlin and Hero were of one mind regarding the lowly and suffering in their midst, Lord Jarvis considered them to be of no consequence, and covered up the dirty deeds of his counterparts. The cruelty and abuse of young boys and girls in this story is juxtaposed against the loving environment in Devlin and Hero’s home with their baby son, Simon. As Sebastian St. Cyr (Viscount Devlin) searches for the killer of the teenage boy, his journey takes him into the most nasty and profane of places, which are frequented by the highest in society. Need I say more? This is an amazing series, which pits good and evil in stark detail. Don’t miss it.

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It was a wild ride.....

The opening chapter starts in a shocking, visceral fashion and the story continues to move with the momentum of a freight train. The characters are like friends to us now and I feel personally invested in each of their outcomes. Porter anchors the book with her superb narration, breathing reality into each scene, pulling every ounce of emotion and tension from words on a page....she takes that extra step to make this experience alive and real. I have been in London 1813 and am all the better for it. I have been.....

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Excellent Addition to this Series!

I love this series and hate to have to wait so long between them. I found this to be one of the best I have read. I used to sometimes get confused with some of the earlier box

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Where the dead lie

I have been binge-listening to this series in order to follow a subplot about the main character’s family history. In doing so, I cannot get past the ‘nails on a blackboard’ irritation at the author’s over-use of the modifier “roiling.” I have lost count, but hear it used between five and ten times per book. Someone, please get this author a thesaurus!! Perhaps it is not as noticeable in print as it is in audiobook version.

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One of My Top 10 Series

Beautifully written, brilliantly researched, cleverly plotted, and with atmospheric sense of place and engaging recurring characters, the Sebastian St. Cyr series is one of my favorites and should appeal to lovers of both mysteries and historical fiction. C.S. Harris is one of those awe-inspiringly talented writers whose brilliance intimidates hordes of would-be writers who stare to compare it to their own attempts. There is simply nothing even slightly negative to say about these novels as works of art, though they are undoubtedly dark, exposing the worst of Regency era England. By the same token, the relationships of the recurring characters depict the better natures of the time. I cannot recommend the series highly enough and strongly suggest they be read in order. I also highly recommend the audiobook versions as being some of the best of the medium. Davina Porter is simply one of the very best audiobook narrators out there. She takes what is already splendid material and makes it outstanding.

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A story that must be told.

This is a good book with a story that must be told. Since Pre-Roman times thousands of homeless children vanished as "if the ground opened up and swallowed them."
Wealth and power offered the victims and their families little recompense as the victims had so little power and money themselves. A child would be used as a sex slave and be disposed of, like trash, with few if any consequences for the perpetrator. Does this sound familiar?
It should....but what are WE in THIS time going to do about it?

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Brilliant

Davina Porter is absolutely amazing in all these works. Ms. Porter has a command of languages and accents that brings to life the historical period, class, and education of the characters. Along with C.S. Harris' great depth of historical knowledge and adventurous storytelling, this series is unmissable. For an historian, or if you just love history, this series is deeply satisfying.

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