/ Key title A gripping historical thriller introducing Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood -- a sexy, dangerous and fascinating hero who hunts down thieves, spies and murderers in the crime-ridden streets of Regency London. / Launch of stunning new historical series in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe. / National marketing campaign to reach the mass market consumer. / Lead title in The Guardian Crime and Thriller Promotion / Introducing Matthew Hawkwood, soldier, spy and tough peacekeeper, a character set to feature in many future books. / Top 20 bestselling hardback had terrific reviews from national press. / Competition: Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden
James McGee is the pseudonym for Glen Moy, who is manager of Ottakar's in Tenterden. `Ratcatcher' is the first in a series of books to feature Matthew Hawkwood.
'Irresistible! rambunctious entertainment.' Observer 'Rumbustious!a darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action.' The Times 'Atmospheric and well researched! try it.' Daily Mirror '"Ratcatcher" has everything: duels and derring-do, London highlife and lowlife, French lechery and treachery -- all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background. Add a hero who is ruthless, mysterious and sexy, and it's a safe bet that "Ratcatcher" marks the start of a series that will run and run!and run!' Reginald Hill '"Ratcatcher" is a richly enjoyable and impressively researched novel -- also very gripping. James McGee is clearly a rising star in the historical galaxy and I look forward to Hawkwood's return.' Andrew Taylor, author of 'The American Boy'