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The Evil Shepherd Paperback – September 20, 2009
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Francis Ledsam is a defence barrister and is congratulating himself on a brilliant performance which has just seen Oliver Hilditch acquitted of murder. His ego is pricked by Margaret Hilditch confessing to him that Hilditch was guilty. The man himself boasts of it to Ledsam a day or two later.
Cue moral crisis and a vow never to defend anyone again unless he is sure of their innocence.
Hilditch himself then dies and Ledsam believes he perjures himself in giving evidence at the inquest. He believes Margaret has killed her husband. Margaret is withdrawn and indifferent towards life, taking advantage of the things money can provide her, but enjoying none of them. Ledsam feels the stirring of an attraction.
We then cross paths with Sir Timothy Brast, who openly mocks Francis when he declares war on criminals….”I am not going to be content with a negative position as regards evildoers. I am going to set my heel on as many of the human vermin of this city as I can find.” Brast is Margaret Hilditch’s father. After an argument of sorts, Brast prophesises that within a few yards of the bar they are in, later tonight a crime will be committed.
As if by magic, a murder occurs and Ledsam factoring in Brast’s seedy reputation on some quarters…..he’s murdered someone abroad, he holds lavish orgies at the walled mansion on the banks of the river…. gets it into his head that Brast is a criminal mastermind.
While still pursuing Margaret, we obviously cross paths frequently with Brast during the course of the book. Both men enjoy each other’s company but are mistrustful.Read more ›
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This read was ok. If I had known what it was about before I read it, I would not have done so.Published 11 months ago by James Lane
Great read. Finished it in 2 days time, did not want to do my duties because I wanted to read this book.Published 19 months ago by reely