By Rory Clements
For fanatics of C J Sansom and S J Parris, HOLY undercover agent gains the Queen's Intelligencer John Shakespeare within the most up-to-date of Rory Clements' acclaimed and bestselling sequence of Tudor secret agent thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters historic Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what C.J. Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
In London's smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a bunch of rich younger Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, loose Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. however the conspirators were infiltrated via Sir Francis Walsingham's best intelligencer, John Shakespeare.
Shakespeare, in spite of the fact that, is torn: the lady he loves stands accused of homicide. In a determined race opposed to time he needs to retailer her from the noose and the area from treachery. after which it dawns that either investigations are inextricably associated - via corruption very as regards to the seat of strength . . .
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Feng said. " Tom brought the atomicar down on an avenue running along the river. Then he drove on into the Hauptstrasse, or main street. The narrow thoroughfare was crowded with traffic. Students whizzed by on motorcycles and motor scooters. Dr. Feng deposited his luggage at his private lodgings. Afterward, he guided the teen-agers around the Old University and New University. The latter, he said, had been built partly with American funds. "Actually, Heidelberg has no real campus. Its buildings are scattered all over town, on both sides of the river.
Bud retorted with a grin, eying the pretty female students who were lounging about the grassy courtyard of the New University with their books and friends. Sandy and Phyl were entranced as they strolled about the cobbled streets of the Altstadt, or Old Town, with its quaint baroque buildings. Dr. Feng showed his guests the ancient Gothic-style Church of the Holy Ghost. Then he glanced at his watch. " The professor took the teen-agers to an old medieval-looking tavern, where they ordered sandwiches.
Then he checked the telephone directory. No "J. Bascum" was listed. "That doesn't prove much," Tom pointed out. " Ames frowned and began pacing about the office. " Tom argued. " "I'll admit I can't answer that one," Ames said, "unless he has a confederate. Anyhow, let's check some samples of Crivet's-" He broke off to answer the telephone. Ames's face flushed with anger as he hung up. " Tom asked. "That was the operative who's been shadowing Crivet. " Tom glanced at the clock. Its hands showed 10:24.
Holy Spy: A John Shakespeare Mystery (John Shakespeare Mystery, Book 7) by Rory Clements