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Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel
by Anne Perry

Published: 2012-08-21
Paperback : 336 pages
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Anne Perry’s seventeenth William Monk novel, now in paperback, is a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, a welcome addition to this successful and beloved series.
 
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On a London riverbank, when the body of small-time crook Mickey ...

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Anne Perry’s seventeenth William Monk novel, now in paperback, is a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, a welcome addition to this successful and beloved series.
 
NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
On a London riverbank, when the body of small-time crook Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, no one grieves. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the murder weapon: an elegant scarf whose original owner was obviously a man of substance. Dockside informers lead Monk to a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a band of half-starved boys is held captive for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures. Though Monk and his fearless wife, Hester, would gladly reward Parfitt’s killer, duty leads them in another direction—to an unresolved crime, to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected men, and ultimately to a courtroom showdown with Monk’s old friend, Oliver Rathbone, in a trial of nearly unbearable tension and suspense.
 
“Masterful storytelling . . . [the] best in the series to date.”—The Star-Ledger

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  "Acceptable Loss"by ncvlib (see profile) 01/30/12

 
  "Acceptable Loss"by wprince (see profile) 01/24/12

Good story and very descriptive (which is both good and bad). It gave you a real sense of the time, surroundings, and occurances...but that also made the book drag by at times. Overall I e... (read more)

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