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|Format:||Paperback, 416 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 February 2006|
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.
About the Author
James McGee is the psuedonym for Glen Moy, who's manager of Ottakar's in Tenterden. Ratcatcher is the first in a series of books to feature Matthew Hawkwood.
/ Key title 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 / Launch of stunning new historical series in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell / Price promoted HB is backed by advertising to be followed by major PB promotion / Introducing Matthew Hawkwood, military spy and tough detective, a charismatic hero set to feature in many future books, including The Resurrectionists, coming in 2007 / Competition: Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, Patrick O' Brian
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.54 kg)|