The Traitor in the Tunnel: The Agency
Y. S. Lee
Candlewick, 2016 (2012)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
n this continuation of the
series of novels, detective Mary Quinn is given the high profile assignment of going undercover at Buckingham Palace. What begins as a fairly simple job to try to discover who is pilfering some of the royal household's knickknacks quickly escalates to something far more serious that could change the course of British history.
ontinuing her love/hate relationship with civil engineer James Easton, who was introduced in the series' debut, the duo will literally have to go underground to prevent an unspeakable event from creating a leadership vacuum in the country.
s she uncovers the plot to disrupt the country, Mary will get up close and personal with the royal family and the Prince of Wales in particular. Also, her on again, off again relationship with James will heat up considerably and there may be some major changes in the near future for this pair.
lthough it muddied the plot more than was necessary, Mary also discovers more about her own past and family, plus a major issue concerning her father is resolved.
ll in all, this is one of the better stories in the series and it promises that perhaps there are even more interesting and exciting days ahead. If you read
A Spy in the House
The Body at the Tower
, you'll certainly want to follow up with
The Traitor in the Tunnel
. If you enjoy atmospheric mysteries with a decided Victorian bent set in London, you'll want to learn a lot more about
and its top sleuth, Mary Quinn.
ote: this is listed as
literature but older readers will find this a very entertaining and worthwhile series.
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