Inspector Lynley No. 11. When Eugenie Davies is killed by a driver on a quiet London street, her death is clearly no accident. Someone struck her with a car and then deliberately ran over her body before driving off, leaving nothing behind but questions.
What brought Eugenie Davies to London on a rainy autumn night? Why was she carrying the name of the man who found her body? Who among the many acquaintances in her complicated, tragic life could have wanted her dead? And could her murder have some connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who several months earlier suddenly and inexplicably lost the ability to play a single note? For Inspector Lynley, whose own domestic life is about to change radically, these questions are only the first in an investigation that leads him to walk a fine line between personal loyalty and professional honor – after he learns that Webberly’s first murder investigation as a DI over twenty years ago involved Eugenie Davies and a sensational criminal trial. Now the pressure is on Lynley to find Eugenie Davies’ killer as he puts his own career in jeopardy and attempts to save the careers of his longtime partners Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. Together they must untangle the dark secrets and darker passions of a family whose history conceals the truth behind a horrific crime. Cover art by Clifford Webb.