Execution Dock by Anne Perry
A Novel (William Monk Novels)

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On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips, who seems far beyond the reach of the law. But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. Monk’s wife, Hester, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause—a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

About Anne Perry

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Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
Published March 14, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 370 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Exploiting his insider’s knowledge of the passionate hatred of Phillips that Monk inherited from Commander Durban, the mentor who died heroically in his last case (A Christmas Grace, 2008), Rathbone is able to persuade a jury that Monk’s arrest was based on prejudice rather than facts.

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When Commander William Monk finally arrests Jericho Philips, he expects the trial to be a mere formality.

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What Hester uncovers will show Durban in a slightly different light than the persona he had presented during his time as River Commander --- but is this enough to totally disregard his case and pursuit of Phillips?

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Monk, who was sloppy with his testimony, blames himself, and he and Hester set out to find enough evidence to convict Phillips of some crime and get him off the river.

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