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England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is much diversified from that of the standard upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. growing to be up in India, she discovered the significance of accountability, honor, and accountability from her offi­cer father. on the outbreak of worldwide struggle I, she in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed health facility send Britannic.

On one voyage, Bess grows keen on the younger, gravely wounded Lieutenant Arthur Graham. anything rests seriously on his sense of right and wrong, and to provide him a bit peace as he dies, she grants to carry a message to his brother. it's a few months earlier than she will perform this accountability, and whilst she's subsequent in England, she herself is improving from a wound.

while Bess arrives on the Graham condominium in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's final needs with staggering indifference. Neither his mom nor his brother Timothy turns out to imagine it has any importance. Unsettled via this, Bess is set to take her go away whilst unexpected tragedy envelops her. She fast discovers that pleasing this accountability to the useless has thrust her right into a maelstrom of intrigue and homicide that may endanger her personal lifestyles and try out her braveness as now not even warfare has.

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