An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
One of the things I like about this series is its faithfulness to its continuing story line. Yes, you could read these books as stand alones, but the development of the characters and the ongoing conflicts enrich each of them. Lenox has risen quickly to the front benches of Parliament, and has had great success working across the aisle with members of the opposite to pass social legislation. He still hungers for involvement in detective work, however, and in this case he is helping his protege John Dallington. One of the queen's assistant social secretaries has asked for help. As Lenox and Dallington investigate, they uncover a plot that threatens national security. In his personal life, Lenox is also concerned about the marriage of their friends Toto and Dr. McConnell, and allegations that his secretary is taking bribes. The resolution of that last issue leads to the Lenox's decision about his future in a very satisfying manner.
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