When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the death, by crucifixion, five years before, of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor who is condemned to be hanged soon. Pitt, who is investigating the judge’s death finds that the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. While Pitt faces a wall of silence from officialdom Charlotte uses her high society connexions and they both come to the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth...
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- No. 3 on Waldenbooks Mystery Bestseller List