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This review is from: The Shifting Tide (Hardcover)
Unlike the previous William Monk books, "The Shifting Tide" moves away from Monk trying to find out about his past. In this book we almost have a new start for Monk and Hester. Also this story takes place not in the back streets and allyways of Victorian London, but on the River Thames which is shown to be a separate part of London, with its own dialect and laws. The people who live and work on the river are their own people.
The actual case that Monk is called to is about murder and missing Ivory, but the Rich Ship owner Lourain is more concerned about his missing ivory than the murder of one of his employees. As Monk delves deeper he discovers something that could change his life and countless others for ever.