King, the celebrated author of a historical mystery series set in the 1910s and '20s, sets this stand-alone in 1926 England, the year of the General Strike. Brilliant characters and completely realized and masterful writing make this book impossible to put down. Intrigue, terrorism and people pushed to the edge combine until the suspense is unbearable.
Stuyvesant needs Grey to help him gain entry to a world of the rich and the radical. When Grey takes him to an ancient family house connected to a person Harris suspects might have information, he finds an eccentric aristocratic family, strong passions and deadly events. (BANTAM, Jan., 560 pp., $24.00)