Triple Jeopardy

Triple Jeopardy

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"Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Twenty-one Days. Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thomas, is delighted that his sister, Jemima, and her family have returned to London from the States for a visit. But the Pitts soon learn of a harrowing incident: In Washington, D.C.,one of Jemima's good friends has been assaulted and her treasured necklace has been stolen. The perpetrator appears to be a man named Philip Sidney, a British diplomat stationed in America's capital who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. But that claim doesn't cover his other crimes. When Sidney winds up in court on a separate charge of embezzlement, it falls to Daniel to defend him. He plans to provide only a competent enough defense to avoid a mistrial, allowing the prosecution to put his client away. But when word travels across the pond that an employee of the British embassy in Washington has been found dead, Daniel grows suspicious about Sidney's alleged crimes and puts on his detective hat to search for evidence in what has blown up into an international affair. As the embezzlement scandal heats up, Daniel takes his questions to intrepid female scientist Miriam fford Croft, who brilliantly uses the most up-to-date technologies to follow a whole new path of investigation. Daniel and Miriam travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes--a triple jeopardy, including possible murder"-- Provided by publisher.
"Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat who's accused of a theft that may hide a deadly crime in this compelling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Twenty-one Days. Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thomas, is delighted that his sister Jemima has returned to London from the States for a visit. But it's not on the happiest of terms, since a violent theft just before her departure has left Jemima's good friend frightened and missing a treasured family heirloom. The thief appears to be a man named Sydney--a British diplomat stationed in America who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. But when Daniel is forced to defend Sydney in court, he grows suspicious that he's not getting the whole story; so the lawyer puts on his detective hat to search out what information may be missing. With the help of plucky scientist Miriam Blackwood, Daniel parses through the evidence, and what begins as a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in crimes far greater--including a possible murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525620952
0525620958
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 25 cm.

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JamesWEwins
Nov 01, 2019

I was surprised with a new series and that Daniel was chronologically an adult but very disappointed that Charlotte and Thomas had not inculcated their ethics and intelligent behavior in him. His character was shallow and the plot twisting and turning so the real mystery would be how to carry on reading. Fortunately many of her earlier titles are worth a 2nd or 3rd read. Is it the California environment?

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macrw3
Jul 15, 2019

Once again I have been disappointed by a recent Anne Perry novel. She used to write top notch, interesting mysteries with intricate plot points. This one was full of holes, errors, poor editing, and an underwhelming storyline. The characters themselves were the only interesting part of the book. I like the new generation of Pitt 'detectives'.

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maipenrai
Jun 22, 2019

Anne Perry is amazing - She has been writing the Thomas Pitt and the William Monk series for 40 years and they never get stale and always have an intriguing new mystery. Now we are adding the second generation of the family. Highly recommend both series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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nelll
Jun 05, 2019

Well it was ok...the end was better than the whole book...not a fan..

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jenoots
May 15, 2019

Can't wait for this new one. She never fails to disappoint.

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springclouds
May 10, 2019

This is the second book in a new series for Anne Perry. The series already feels stale. Year after year, she puts in the time and effort to produce books that are increasingly boring and that are becoming a greater chore to read. Maybe it's time for her to retire--or for me to give up on her.

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