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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Great Story

Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6) by Jacqueline Winspear

Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6)
by Jacqueline Winspear, Orlagh Cassidy (Narrator)
rating: 5 of 5 stars
bookshelves: mystery
status: Read in April, 2010

** spoiler alert ** December 1931. Maisie Dobbs, indomitable World Ward II nurse turned investigator, teams up with Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Superintendent Robert McFarland to unravel a nerve gas mystery. Terrorism is the theme of this mystery and much has not changed in its techniques and effects.

The story is also a poignant commentary on the condition of veterans with visible and invisible wounds. It provided some insight into the British "conscription" of scientists to counter the threat of chemical weapons during the war.

Best quote: "You look like hell."
"That's how people look when they have seen hell through another person's eyes."

I listened to this complex story as an audiobook downloaded from the library and will probably read more titles in this series.

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