triple jeopardy

4 stars

An good second book in an entertaining historical fiction mystery series. No need to read the first book to enjoy this one.

This is the second book in this book series and it’s just as entertaining as the first book. Daniel is thrilled when his sister Jemima, who lives in America with her husband and two small children, returns to London for a visit. He quickly finds out, however, that Jemima’s good friend Rebecca was recently attacked in Washington, D.C. and a cherished family heirloom taken. Rebecca’s family has accused a young diplomat, Sidney, of the attack. Sidney looks particularly guilty because he claimed diplomatic immunity and fled the country.

Rebecca’s family has also turned up in London and is pressing prosecutors there to charge Sidney with another crime in England so that her accusations can be brought up. Daniel is asked to defend Sidney and help the accusations come to light, but once he begins his investigation, he gets the feeling that he’s not being told the whole story. Daniel enlists the people that helped him in his previous case to assist, and is determined to get to the truth.

The story is well-written and fast paced. While I figured out the “truth” before the ending, it took me awhile to get there. My only complaint is that the ending was quite abrupt and there was nothing added after the mystery was solved.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.