M, King's Bodyguard
- Mystery, Historical Mystery
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For king and country
William Melville has risen through hard work, intelligence, and occasional brute force to become head of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, personal bodyguard to Queen Victoria and her family, and the scourge of anarchists at home and abroad. But when the aged Queen dies in 1901 and the heads of Europe converge on London for her funeral, Melville learns of a conspiracy, led by a mysterious nihilist, to assassinate Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany at the ceremony.
Racing to prevent the atrocity, Melville and his German counterpart Gustav Steinhauer find themselves tangled in a web of adultery, betrayal, and violence. As the funeral looms ever closer, Melville realizes that Akushku is the most resourceful and vicious foe he has yet encountered.
“Leonard delivers a crisp procedural elevated by intriguing characters on both sides of the law.”—Booklist
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||July 13, 2021|