Regency London is vividly brought to live in this extraordinary page-turner, the first in a series of historical thrillers featuring Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood - a complex and fascinating hero. Hunting down highwaymen was not the usual preserve of a Bow Street Runner. As the most resourceful of this elite band of investigators, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be assigned the case - even if it did involve the murder and mutilation of a naval courier. From the squalor of St Giles Rookery, London's notorious den of theives and cutthroats, to the palatial homes of the aristocracy where knights of the realm conduct themselves in a manner unbecoming to their rank, Hawkwood relentlessly pursues his quarry. And as the case unfolds, and another body is discovered, the true agenda behind the robbery begins to emerge: the stolen naval dispatch pouch held details of a French plot that, if successful, will send the Royal Navy's entire fleet scurrying to port in terror, leaving Napoleon to rule the waves. With no way of knowing who can be trusted, Hawkwood must engage in a desperate race against time to prevent the successful execution of the Emperor's plot.
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'Born into an army family, James McGee grew up in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. He has held a variety of jobs in banking, newspapers, the airline industry and book selling. A seasoned traveller across Europe, Australia, the US and the Far East, he currently lives in Somerset, England
As well as being the author of the successful Matthew Hawkwood series of novels: Ratcatcher (US title: Hawkwood), Resurrectionist, Rapscallion, Rebellion and The Blooding, he has also written thrillers: Trigger Men, Crow's War and Wolf's Lair.'
James McGee was an army brat who grew up in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. After jobs in banking, sales and the airline industry, both in the UK and abroad, he became a bookseller.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition - First Impression. A mint copy signed without dedication by the author. In a fine unclipped dustjacket. In a protective mylar sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 4003502
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 416 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007212666
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