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A cruel deception, Charles Todd

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A cruel deception
Title
A cruel deception
Statement of responsibility
Charles Todd
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Armistice of November 1918 ended the fighting, but the Great War will not be over until a Peace Treaty is drawn up and signed by all parties. Representatives from the Allies are gathering in Paris, and already ominous signs of disagreement have appeared. Sister Bess Crawford, who has been working with the severely wounded in England in the war's wake, is asked to carry out a personal mission in Paris for a Matron at the London headquarters of The Queen Alexandra's. Bess is facing decisions about her own future, even as she searches for the man she is charged with helping. When she does locate Lawrence Minton, she finds a bitter and disturbed officer who has walked away from his duties at the Peace Conference and is well on his way toward an addiction to opiates. When she confronts him with the dangers of using laudanum, he tells her that he doesn't care if he lives or dies, as long as he can find oblivion. But what has changed him? What is it that haunts him? He can't confide in Bess - because the truth is so deeply buried in his mind that he can only relive it in nightmares. The officers who had shared a house with him in Paris profess to know nothing - still, Bess is reluctant to trust them even when they offer her their help. But where to begin on her own? What is driving this man to a despair so profound it can only end with death? The war? Something that happened in Paris? To prevent a tragedy, she must get at the truth as quickly as possible - which means putting herself between Lieutenant Minton and whatever is destroying him. Or is it whoever?"--Publisher description
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NjBwBT
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Todd, Charles
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.O37
LC item number
C78 2019
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Bess Crawford mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris Peace Conference
  • Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character)
  • Nurses
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Nurses
  • Soldiers
  • Paris (France)
  • England
  • France
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A cruel deception, Charles Todd
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062859839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1123169991
  • 1831876
Label
A cruel deception, Charles Todd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062859839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1123169991
  • 1831876

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