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A Test of Wills Summary
Caroline and Charles Todd

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Plot Summary

In the summer of 1919, Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard is desperate to get his old life back after four years of service in the trenches of World War I. When he is assigned to a case in a small English village, he jumps at the chance to see if he still has what it takes to solve a murder, but this case has complications that could end his career and send him back to an asylum a broken man.

Colonel Charles Harris, a soldier and a landowner in Warwickshire is killed by a shotgun blast to the face. The narrator tells us he dies hard and angry with a bellow of objection on his lips. After conducting the preliminary investigation, the local Constabulary turns to Scotland Yard for assistance. They have encountered a piece of evidence, given by a shell shocked former soldier, that implicates war-hero and...

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