This book is the conclusion to a 5 book series set in the first world war. It is utterly absorbing, due to Anne Perry's brilliant atmosperic writing you can really emerse yourself in the period. For me the plot of who the evil "Peacemaker" is, or even the individual whodunnit of each novel, was secondary to the atmosphere of the trenches, the suffering and sheer bravery of these men who either volunteeered or were conscripted, the women who drove ambulances or nursed and the sad futility of the death of so many. I cannot recommend this series more highly.
If you cannot get enough of the First World War than can I recommend this Blog it is great!
WW1 - Experiences of a British Soldier