Wendy Heyman Marshaw
Mr. Ryan masterfully creates a totally engrossing and suspenseful adventure of international intrigue, kidnapping and murder. The story occurs in June, 1907 amidst growing European tensions; when high stakes diplomacy must forestall the seemingly inevitable outbreak of war in Europe.
Sherlock Holmes is recalled from retirement to thwart an attempt on the life of a member of the French delegation at a peace conference at The Hague by a member of the German representatives. He returns to 221B exhausted, having not eaten anything for two or three days. Dr. Watson is on hand per Holmes’ request.
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