Triple Jeopardy: A Daniel Pitt Novel

Anne Perry. Ballantine, $28 (288p) ISBN 978-0-525-62095-2
Bestseller Perry’s so-so sequel to 2018’s Twenty-One Days, likewise set in 1910 and featuring London attorney Daniel Pitt, offers some intriguing plot twists but little more. A visit to London from Daniel’s sister, Jemima, and her family, who live in Washington, D.C., puts Daniel in a difficult professional position. Jemima’s policeman husband, Patrick Flannery, asks Daniel to help get justice for Rebecca Thorwood, who belongs to one of Washington’s most prominent families. The Thorwood home was broken into in the middle of the night by an intruder who ripped a diamond pendant off Rebecca’s neck. Her father recognized the criminal as Philip Sidney, a diplomat at the British embassy, who later fled back to England after claiming diplomatic immunity. When Sidney is charged with embezzlement in a separate case, Daniel agrees to defend him in court, but the news that an employee of the British embassy in Washington has turned up dead creates complications. The action builds to an overly melodramatic denouement. Perry will need to inject Daniel with more depth for this series to succeed. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 02/07/2019
Release date: 04/09/2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Library Binding - 978-1-4328-6324-1
Paperback - 336 pages - 978-0-525-62097-6
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