The Fourth Enemy Book Review

The Fourth Enemy Book Review

Title: The Fourth Enemy
Author: Anne Perry
Published: April 11, 2023, Ballantine Books
No. of Pages: 352
Cover Price: $13.99 Kindle

Once again, Anne Perry outdoes herself in the sixth installment of her excellent Daniel Pitt historical series, The Fourth Enemy Marcus is retiring from the firm, fford Croft and Gibson, and has hired Gideon Hunter from another firm to take over as the lead; Gideon has decided to take a chance and prosecute Malcolm Vayne, a wealthy businessman who has been active in charitable organizations making himself look good to the community. Vayne is accused of fraud, and this case may make or break the firm’s reputation. As the story unfolds, it is obvious that Vayne is guilty of many more things than fraud, but proving it is going to be difficult.

Anne Perry is the queen of historical fiction, having written several bestselling series with the scenarios being true to history. Even though the characters are fictional, the setting and happenings in the books are historically correct. Her characters are well-developed, and the main characters are very likeable. Perry is also an excellent storyteller. She has a way of weaving a tale with surprising results and building suspense so that readers are drawn in and have a hard time putting her books down. The Fourth Enemy is no exception; it is fascinating and the characters are believable. Vayne is typical of our modern-day corrupt politicians, and it is hard not to compare what was happening in the book to what is happening in real life.

All told, this is a wonderful thriller and will keep the interest of everyone who loves historical fiction. Perry is a master storyteller; this excellent novel is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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