By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Odyssey
Christmas tale sequence, e-book 8
In her cherished Christmas novels, Anne Perry brings readers either the genuine Victorian appeal and the nail-biting suspense that experience made her Thomas Pitt and William Monk stories bestsellers for a iteration. notwithstanding rife with intrigue, those specified seasonal tales beam with the blessed mild of the holiday.
Ten days sooner than Christmas, as an icy wind cuts via London, filthy rich James Wentworth feels no longer pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a lethal international of substances and wild ardour. Wentworth's in basic terms wish, he believes, is his outdated pal Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to go looking for the prodigal son. Rathbone is familiar with not anything of the sensation-obsessed underworld the place Lucien now dwells, yet he acquires unforeseen new partners who do: Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper who now works in Hester Monk's scientific medical institution, and Crow, a mysterious slum general practitioner who turns nobody away, notwithstanding undeserving.
Slowly this ordinary trio gathers clues--about Lucien's mad infatuation with a gorgeous lady named Sadie, and approximately Shadwell, the ruthless guy who owns her and, just like the satan, by no means shall we cross of 1 of his personal. Rathbone, Squeaky, and Crow even welcome into their little band a most dear recruit: younger Bessie, whose braveness holds speedy even within the depths of the slum. and they set forth on their odyssey into London's darkish streets, on a venture whose consequence they can not start to guess.
Anne Perry's novels are best masterpieces of suspense, and A Christmas Odyssey ranks with some of the best. the times major as much as Christmas may well end up to be fraught with demanding situations, yet 'tis the season for convenience and pleasure and miracles.
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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.
ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.
Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.