It 1914 England has declared war against Germany. The country is in an uproar as men rush to join the arm forces. Anyone with any ties with Germany is considered a spy. Women are giving men not in uniform a white feather, the symbol of cowardice to encourage them to join the arm forces. I have not read this book before and is it the fifth book in Silas Quinn series. Will read this author again. He has a number of series. DI Silas Quinn returns to New Scotland Yard after his recent sick leave to the Special Crimes Department. His enemies have gain control and his unit has been closed, the men placed throughout Scotland Yard. Silas' job is to oversee what the detectives are doing. It is a meanless job. His first case is to locate a missing young girl. He finds the girl MURDERED and one of his men is shot while on duty. The secrets of the residents are unraveling as the war shows no sign of an end. Disclosure: Thanks to Severn House for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.