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The Poisoned Island

by Lloyd Shepherd

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Poisoned Island Synopsis

London 1812: For forty years Britain has dreamed of the Pacific island of Tahiti, a dark paradise of bloody cults and beautiful natives. Now, decades after the first voyage of Captain Cook, a new ship returns to London, crammed with botanical specimens and, it seems, the mysteries of Tahiti. When, days after the Solander's arrival, some of its crew are found dead and their sea-chests ransacked - their throats slashed, faces frozen into terrible smiles - John Harriott, magistrate of the Thames river police, puts constable Charles Horton in charge of the investigation. But what connects the crewmen's dying dreams with the ambitions of the ship's principal backer, Sir Joseph Banks of the Royal Society? And how can Britain's new science possibly explain the strangeness of Tahiti's floral riches now growing at Kew? Horton must employ his singular methods to uncover a chain of conspiracy stretching all the way back to the foot of the great dead volcano Tahiti Nui, beneath the hungry eyes of ancient gods.

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ISBN: 9781471100369
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471100369
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Lloyd Shepherd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He lives in South London with his family.

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