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By Louis Bayard
From the seriously acclaimed writer of Mr. Timothy comes an inventive story of homicide and revenge, that includes a retired big apple urban detective and a tender cadet named Edgar Allan Poe.
At West element Academy in 1830, the calm of an October night is shattered through the invention of a tender cadet's physique swinging from a rope simply off the parade grounds. An obvious suicide isn't remarkable in a harsh routine like West Point's, however the subsequent morning, an excellent better horror involves mild. an individual has stolen into the room the place the physique lay and got rid of the heart.
At a loss for solutions and desirous to keep away from any damaging exposure, the Academy calls at the prone of an area civilian, Augustus Landor, a former police detective who bought a few renown in the course of his years in ny urban ahead of retiring to the Hudson Highlands for his health and wellbeing. Now a widower, and stressed in his seclusion, Landor has the same opinion to tackle the case. As he questions the lifeless man's pals, he reveals an keen assistant in a moody, interesting younger cadet with a penchant for drink, volumes of poetry to his identify, and a murky earlier that adjustments from telling to telling. The cadet's identify? Edgar Allan Poe.
Impressed with Poe's astute powers of statement, Landor is confident that the poet may perhaps end up useful—if he can remain sober lengthy adequate to place his prepared reasoning abilities to the duty. operating in shut touch, the 2 men—separated by means of years yet alike in intelligence—develop an incredibly deep rapport as their research takes them right into a hidden international of mystery societies, ritual sacrifices, and extra our bodies. quickly, although, the macabre murders and Landor's personal buried secrets and techniques threaten to rip the 2 males and their newly shaped friendship apart.
A wealthy tapestry of excellent prose and intricately exact characters, The light Blue Eye transports readers right into a labyrinth of the unknown that might go away them guessing until eventually the very finish.
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The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard