Among the Mad (Paperback) by Winspear Jacqueline
Christmas Eve1931. On the way to see a client Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day the Home Secretary receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met. Maisie is invited into Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch as a special adviser on the case - and becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who soon proves he has the knowledge and will to murder thousands of innocent people. Before this harrowing case is over Maisie must negotiate her way through a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men. In Among the Mad Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.