[]
[]

At Some Disputed Barricade

A Novel
Perry, Anne (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
At Some Disputed Barricade
Print

Item Details

Random House, Inc.
Anne Perry’s gift for illuminating the heart’s deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels. With compelling immediacy, she depicts the struggles of men and women torn by their convictions and challenged by the perils of war.
July 1917. Joseph Reavley, a chaplain, and his sister, Judith, an ambulance driver, are bone-weary as they approach the fourth year of the conflict; the peace of the English countryside seems a world away. On the Western Front, the Battle of Passchendaele has begun, and among the many fatalities from Joseph’s regiment is the trusted commanding officer, who is replaced by a young major whose pompous incompetence virtually guarantees that many good soldiers will die needlessly. But soon he, too, is dead–killed by his own men. Although Joseph would like to turn a blind eye, he knows that he must not. Judith, however, anguished at the prospect of courts-martial and executions for the twelve men arrested for the crime, has no such inhibitions and, risking of her own life, helps all but one of the prisoners to escape.

Back in England, Joseph and Judith’s brother, Matthew, continues his desperate pursuit to unmask the sinister figure known as the Peacemaker–an obsessed genius who has committed murder and treason in an attempt to stop Britain from winning the war. As Matthew trails the Peacemaker, Joseph tracks his comrades through Switzerland and into enemy territory. His search will lead to a reckoning pitting courage and honor against the blind machinery of military justice.

At Some Disputed Barricade is an Anne Perry masterpiece–brilliant, surprising, and unforgettable.

Baker & Taylor
In 1917, when an arrogant and incompetent British commander turns up dead, a reluctant Joseph Reavley searches for the truth about the crime and about the twelve men accused of the murder, journeying behind enemy lines to find the individual responsible.

Blackwell North Amer
July 1917: Joseph Reavley, a chaplain, and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver, are bone-weary as they approach the fourth year of the conflict; the peace of the English countryside seems a world away. On the Western Front, the Battle of Passchendaele has begun, and among the many fatalities from Joseph's regiment is the trusted commanding officer, who is replaced by a young major whose pompous incompetence virtually guarantees that many good soldiers will die needlessly. But soon he, too, is dead - killed by his own men. Although Joseph would like to turn a blind eye, he knows that he must not. Judith, however, anguished at the prospect of courts-martial and executions for the twelve men arrested for the crime, has no such inhibitions and, risking of her own life, helps all but one of the prisoners to escape.
Back in England, Joseph and Judith's brother, Matthew, continues his desperate pursuit to unmask the sinister figure known as the Peacemaker - an obsessed genius who has committed murder and treason in an attempt to stop Britain from winning the war. As Matthew trails the Peacemaker, Joseph tracks his escaped comrades through Switzerland and into enemy territory. His search will lead to a reckoning pitting courage and honor against the blind machinery of military justice.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1917, when an arrogant and incompetent British commander turns up dead, a reluctant Joseph Reavley searches for the truth about the crime and about the twelve men accused of the murder, racing against time and journeying behind enemy lines to find the individual responsible, while the fierce fighting continues along the Western front of World War I. 60,000 first printing.

Authors: Perry, Anne
Statement of Responsibility: Anne Perry
Title: At some disputed barricade
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject Headings: Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Fiction World War, 1914-1918 England Fiction Military chaplains Fiction Reavley family (Fictitious characters) Fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
Military chaplains
Reavley family (Fictitious characters)
LCCN: 2006049880
ISBN: 0345456580
9780345456588
Branch Call Number: FIC P
Research Call Number: JFE 07-4099
MARC Display»

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Aug 21, 2011
  • Palomino rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not bad, but It doesn't have the easy-reading charm of the author's Victorian novels.

Nov 01, 2009
  • DLB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Anne Perry and her William Monk and Thomas Pitt novels are among my favorites. These WWI novels are very different from her other works, but really compelling and definitely worth the read.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

At Some Disputed Barricade
Perry, Anne
At Some Disputed Barricade

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.