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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Bess Crawford
The question of whether a British officer serving in India in the early 20th century killed his parents and then disappeared is the pivot around which this mystery evolves.
This is murder in the midst of the trench warfare of World War I, exacerbated by a lethal Spanish influenza that took millions of victims in an era otherwise predominated by military and civilian death.
Perhaps the saddest truth of war is that it corrodes all it touches. In "Bitter Truth," Charles Todd's theme is war, and as is the case in his earlier novels, plot is sublimated to historic events, in this case those of World War I.
Charles Todd's "An Impartial Witness" is haunted by the horror of World War I as it affected those who fought it and tried to forget it, if they lived through it.
She has a penchant for detective work, which adds to her parents' concern for her welfare, especially when, in France, she announces she has seen Lt. Thomas Wade, the man whose body was allegedly found in the Khyber Pass after the slaying of his parents.