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A reviewer of The Veiled One has called Reg Wexford "the coziest, most approachable, least angst-ridden detective in today's major-league crime fiction," seeing Wexford's essentially well-adjusted composure as a necessary antidote to the baleful murk through which he plies his trade. Wexford's England has nothing to do with the tidy vicarages and romantic moors of other British crime writers. He must function amid pretentious phoniness, like the shopping center decked out in pseudo-medieval castle trappings, and a suspect's home hung with all-enveloping ivy.

Wexford is mature enough, secure enough, to be able to see beyond the facade of this crime, which appears to be the work of a random-striking homicidal maniac. But when he is temporarily incapacitated by the explosion of his daughter's car, the investigation passes to his right-hand man Mike Burden, himself an edgy new father groping into a second family as uncomfortable to him...

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