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One of Anne Perry's best but...,
This review is from: Slaves and Obsession (Paperback)
A really enjoyable and gripping book, written with a tolerant view of both sides of the Civil War The war part is a terrific piece of writing and the story does not tail off after what could have been a central climax, but I found the ending very complicated and a couple of minor issues left , to me, unexplained.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2011 16:40:07 GMT
L. J. Boy says:
Thank god you thought there were unexplained bits - i'm totally bemused.
Why were the sunked guns rubbish? In fact how many guns were there in total - 6000 +extra 500 missing from warehouse. How many went to America - one wagonload at station but we are told at least 4 wagons would be needed, and thetrain was only 5 mins late so couldn't have loaded them all , and the heavily laden barge shows one wagon isn't enough, and where did the sunked guns come from? who stole them? who was the blackmailer? why did Alberton go to the warehouse ? what did Sheare do after he went to the station? how did Breeland pay (a massive fortune in cash) at such short notice? why didn't Trace ask for the fortune he paid back -it wasn't his money to forget? who killed people at the warehouse? actually its totally unsatisfactory. Pity as I normally love these booka and was rereading the set.
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