Monday, September 17, 2018

Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry

Monk is asked to escort a rich man to an dangerous place where he will pay the ransom to get his kidnapped wife back.  Unfortunately, they take the money but his wife is dead...

Ballantine books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published tomorrow.

Monk has always been a favorite character of mine.  He gets used in this story but doesn't discover it until the end.

Since it appears the kidnappers knew what routes they were using to attack them, one of his cops must have betrayed them.  He's searching for the kidnappers and questioning his own men.  He's getting nowhere.  The man they were shadowing shows up dead and they have no new leads.

Then he meets a young woman from the bank who says someone is embezzling from a trust fund.  That fund belonged to the dead kidnapped woman.  Might that have been why she was killed?  As he waits to talk to the bank president, she arranges to meet him again.  She never showed.  It was because she was dead...

He gives that case to the police whose jurisdiction it was.  They surprise him by arresting the husband of the kidnapped woman.  The surprises aren't over...

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