By Anne Perry
In his family members lifestyles Angus Stonefield have been light and loving, in enterprise a guy of probity, and in his courting along with his dual brother, Caleb, a digital saint. Now Angus is lacking, and it sounds as if greater than attainable that Caleb—a creature lengthy given that deserted to depravity—has murdered him. employed to resolve the secret, William Monk places himself in Angus’s footwear, trying to find clues to the lacking man’s destiny and his vicious brother’s whereabouts. Slowly Monk inches towards the truth—and additionally, unwittingly, towards the destruction of his reliable identify and livelihood.
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First, Obata called his steward, Gozaemon. He was a hereditary vassal who had served the family for forty-one years. “I never heard any rumors to that effect during your father’s tenure, milord,” he said emphatically. ” Next, several young junior retainers were questioned. They were mere hired help, however, and newcomers as well, so of course they knew nothing. After that, the maidservants were called in. They said it was the first they’d heard of it, and sat there trembling in fear. The investigation was leading nowhere.
The next day, he went to Obata’s residence and found the master at home. Omitting all references to Hanshichi, he spoke as though he had investigated the matter entirely on his own, proudly announcing his findings concerning the storybook and the priest. He saw Obata’s expression cloud over as he listened. Omichi was immediately summoned before her husband. He thrust a copy of Tales of the Macabre at her and interrogated her closely. ” he demanded. Omichi paled and was unable to utter a word. “I know all about that Jōenji priest’s corrupt and depraved ways.
The inevitable consequence was the creation of an entire class that excelled at idleness and license. Most younger sons were mere playboys. The whole lot of them simply sat around and waited for something to come along to alleviate their boredom. Uncle K, having been born into this unfortunate class, was a prime candidate for a task like the one Obata had consulted him about. Naturally, he accepted it eagerly. Then he got down to thinking. These were no longer the days of old when a legendary figure such as Kintoki12 would keep a solemn vigil at the bedside of his lord, Yorimitsu.
Cain His Brother (William Monk, Book 6) by Anne Perry