1666. London is recovering from the Great Plague and mourning it's dead - The city is free at last, like a great old bear, beaten to its knees, bloody but unbowed. But the disease slithered out of London to wreak its evil upon other towns and cities. The worst was over, the Pestilence gone, in search of new feeding grounds, bounteous and plentiful in the villages outside of the London. Harry Lytle, who works for Lord Arlington's intelligence service, is sent to Essex where the plague is breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive. But things get tricky when Lord Arlington's lastest recruit for the mission is a man Lytle left dead. Having learnt first hand of Lord Arlington's barbaric cruelty, Lytle knows he can't refuse the job. Travelling into a disease-ridden village with a murderer seems like a better option.
'Susanna Gregory and Andrew Pepper fans will find a lot to like in this historical thriller with its convincing Restoration England setting'
Publication date: 27/01/2014
Publisher: Allison & Busby
|Publication date:||27th January 2014|
|Publisher:||Allison & Busby|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Paul Lawrence is the author of The Sweet Smell of Decay. He is British, has travelled all over the world, and now lives with his wife and family in Sydney, Australia.More About Paul Lawrence