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A fatal accident, a hastily constructed conspiracy … Is history about to repeat itself.…?
It’s June 1919 and suffering from the trauma of losing his destroyer, thirty-four year old naval officer Lancelot Donaldson-Gilks has been unceremoniously invalided from the service.
Convalescing at his London flat Lance receives a mysterious telegram suggesting something is dreadfully wrong at his ancestral home on Exmoor. Hurriedly returning to Landacre Hall he is shocked to learn his father has been murdered.
Veronica, a local newspaper reporter who arrives for a piece on his brother’s imminent wedding, soon realises she’s stumbled upon a once in a lifetime scoop, something that could propel her from the dreary social columns onto the front page. Convincing Lance to let her report the story, together they form an unlikely alliance to discover the killer.
Their investigation leads them to Titanic and the Palace of Westminster where Lance is threatened by the sinister Lord Cumberland who warns him to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’.
- What is significant about a seven-year-old ship’s manifest?
- Does a long forgotten letter from an officer aboard the doomed liner contain a vital clue?
- Who is concealing a devilish conspiracy?
Undaunted by Lord Cumberland’s oily menace, the intrepid duo battle dangerous clandestine adversaries prepared to go to any lengths to keep one of the world’s greatest maritime secrets from ever being revealed.
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