Execution Dock

Execution Dock

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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When a thirteen-year-old boy is found floating in the river Thames with his throat slit, William Monk, superintendent of the Thames River Police, pursues a child pornographer who runs a sex ring using small boys. Monk's wife Hester and several memorable characters from Dark Assassin return in this richly complex story.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410414038
1410414035
Branch Call Number: PER
Characteristics: 553 p.

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RedLeaf
Apr 02, 2020

Execution Dock completes the changeover of William Monk from private inquiry agent to Commander of the (Thames) River Police. With the changeover, there is a fresh set of characters and settings to the Monk series which provides the reader with some needed newness. Anne Perry fits moral questions into an early Victorian London setting using a police procedural narrative with lots of personal explanations of the characters feelings and motivations. Even when some of these elements collide in fitting together the story is interesting enough to maintain the reader's interest to see how it all ends.

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 19, 2018

Monk inherits several cold cases from his predecessor, Durban. Worst is that of sleazy Phillips, the worst of the sex merchants. He kidnaps young street boys forcing them to perform sex acts before and with powerful, rich men at high prices. He takes photos, for sale at high prices. His normal looking boat is a brothel inside, moving up and down the Thames to avoid the police. Monk brings him to trial for the murder of one of these boys, and is shocked to find his friend Rathbone defending Phillips. Monk, Hester, and the police were so sure of their evidence that they are stunned at Rathbone's personal attack and Phillips's acquittal. The friendship between Monk, Hester, and Rathbone suffers; worse, they know Phillips is guilty. The pace picks up as public opinion is against the River Police and they need to find another way to bring him to justice. A stunning ending.

B2K2rEaD Jul 14, 2013

Very Exciting anf fast paced, but with just a little bit of a "clean up"ending

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dougsl
Jun 25, 2010

A little darker tham most Perry novels but I did enjoy it. Good characterizations, suspense, action, a well written story.

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tigerjan
Dec 13, 2011

Jericho Phillips charged with murdering a young street boy. Defended by Oliver Rathbone and gets off, although he is likely guilty. Hester & Monk dig further to try to convict him of other crimes.

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