The Traitor in the Tunnel
Get steeped in suspense, romance, and high Victorian intrigue as Mary goes undercover at Buckingham Palace — and learns a startling secret at the Tower of London.Queen Victoria has a little problem: there’s a petty thief at work in Buckingham Palace. Charged with discretion, the Agency puts... show more
Get steeped in suspense, romance, and high Victorian intrigue as Mary goes undercover at Buckingham Palace — and learns a startling secret at the Tower of London.Queen Victoria has a little problem: there’s a petty thief at work in Buckingham Palace. Charged with discretion, the Agency puts quickwitted Mary Quinn on the case, where she must pose as a domestic while fending off the attentions of a feckless Prince of Wales. But when the prince witnesses the murder of one of his friends in an opium den, the potential for scandal looms large. And Mary faces an even more unsettling possibility: the accused killer, a Chinese sailor imprisoned in the Tower of London, shares a name with her long-lost father. Meanwhile, engineer James Easton, Mary’s onetime paramour, is at work shoring up the sewers beneath the palace, where an unexpectedtunnel seems to be very much in use. Can Mary and James trust each other (and put their simmering feelings aside) long enough to solve the mystery and protect the Royal Family? Hoist on your wadersfor Mary’s most personal case yet, where the stakes couldn’t be higher — and she has everything to lose.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Agency (#3)
I absolutely adore these books!
Ugh. Writing is fine. Story is okay. Nothing spectacular.What annoys me to no end is Mary and James.Their relationship appears to be all about the physical. They argue and bicker and then kiss passionately and get interrupted before they can do much more.No meaningful conversations. Or, at the very ...
What begins as a simple assignment--to identify a petty thief at Windsor Castle--expands to traitors, trouble for the Agency, and a personal crisis for Mary that brings her mixed-race heritage to the surface and leaves her, by the end of the novel, in an entirely changed landscape.
I have, honestly, never come across a couple in a book more adorable and perfect together than Mary and James.Y.S. Lee, THANK YOU, for giving us these two, especially James!P.S - Queen Victoria is SUCH a badass in this book! :D