Charles Todd – A Divided Loyalty


Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is assigned one of the most baffling investigations of his career – a cold murder case with an unidentified victim and a cold trail with few clues to follow.

Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledges, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge.

A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her – or admits to it.And how did she get there? Despite a thorough investigation, it appears that her killer has simply vanished.

Rutledge, returning from the conclusion of a case involving another apparently unknown woman, is asked to take a second look at Leslies inquiry, to see if he can identify this victim. But Rutledge is convinced Chief Superintendent Jameson only hopes to tarnish his earlier success once he also fails.

Where to begin? He, too, finds very little to go on in Avebury, slowly widening his search beyond the village – only to discover that unlikely – possibly even unreliable – clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him, and very likely see him dismissed if he pursues it. But what about the victim – what does he owe this tragic woman? Where must his loyalty lie?

Author: Charles Todd
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Duration: 11 hours 11 minutes
Released: 20 Apr 2002
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

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Since having to wait for months after pre-ordering A Divided Loyalty, my intention had been to just go slow and listen just an hour or two at a time to savor the book! This was ALL but impossible! From the very beginning it was obvious this was going to be one of authors best yet. And the end of the tale does not end until the very END… and its a shocking end at that. And Simon Prebble: What can I saw! If he ever stops narrating Charles Todds books, Im done! No one could read Ian Rutledge but Prebble. And his narration after the telegram is so moving you could not help but believe that he was not acting at all.. but in fact was speaking the gut wrenching way Rutledge would be feeling. Just a superb story and narration!