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By Louis Bayard

ISBN-10: 0061748919

ISBN-13: 9780061748912

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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Friendly. Then he’d back off as though he’d stepped across an invisible line he’d never planned to get near. She didn’t quite know what to make of him or his attitude. She understood that he didn’t want to ride drag. But she had the feeling that she was the true thorn in his side. And she couldn’t figure out why.

An adventure . . that had her shaking clear down to her boots. As far as Matt was concerned, the only thing worse than riding drag was marching into battle. The cattle churned up enough dust to bury a man if he stood still for any length of time. SAMANTHA AND THE COWBOY 45 The prickly dirt and the smell of hide heated by the sun didn’t seem to bother his riding partner any. The kid still sat with his back straight, his green eyes large and round as he peered over the bandanna as though he feared he’d miss out on something important.

It’s not hard, but it’s miserable. You end up choking down all the dust stirred up by the cattle. Hand your stuff over to Cookie, then mount up. ” He made it sound as though riding point was better than riding drag. He was right. She did have a lot to learn. Including who everyone was. ” she asked. He tilted his head toward the supply wagon. “The cook. ” SAMANTHA AND THE COWBOY 43 He shrugged. “They just do. ” She untied the burlap sack from around the saddle horn and cautiously approached the man who was now tying things into place at the wagon.

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