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Unexpected - a mystery wrapped in a cloud of unanswered ??'s
on 10 January 1999
The toll of being a decent man & a torturer is played out in this third volume of a nicely developing series. Each time that I think I know how a character is going to react, something fools me. Things are not laid out for you. A simple murder leads to the unraveling of some of the questions of the past. Now you see the importance of the Nurail weaves without everything being placed in front of you. Now Koscuisko's family is getting clearer. (I want to meet his father.) Those around Koscuisko are often more monsterous than he - but only by indirection. The whole series is getting darker and more questions raised. Try this one. It's an odd flavor but you might like it!