Format Hardcover
Publication Date 05/01/12
ISBN 9781605983684
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.3 in / 400

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A Regency Crime Thriller

James McGee

The first historical thriller in the investigator Matthew Hawkwood series, hunter of thieves, spies, and murderers in the streets of Regency London.

The year is 1811, and Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is ordered by Chief Magistrate James Read to investigate the double murder of a coachman and a naval courier on the Kent Road. Hawkwood is initially puzzled as to why Read is so concerned by this relatively mundane case, but as his investigation unfolds, another body is discovered and a higher agenda begins to emerge—an attempt by the Emperor Napoleon to bring about a crushing military and psychological blow to Britain, the means of which would bring terror to the seas for years to come . . .

James McGee grew up in Gibraltar, Germany, and Northern Ireland. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia and the Far East, but nowadays resides in Somerset, England. Five books from his Hawkwood series are available from Pegasus Books: Hawkwood, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion, Rebellion and The Blooding.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Irresistible! Rambunctious entertainment.” The Observer
“A darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action that moves so fast.” The Times
“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
Hawkwood has everything—duels and derring-do, London highlife and London lowlife, French lechery and treachery—all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background.” Reginald Hill