Format Hardcover
Publication Date 05/01/13
ISBN 9781605984278
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.4 in / 464

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Rapscallion

A Regency Crime Thriller

James McGee

In the third adventure featuring the James Bond of the Regency Era, Matthew Hawkwood goes undercover to hunt down smugglers and traitors at the height of the Napoleonic Wars

For a French prisoner of war, there is only one fate worse than the gallows: the hulks. Former man-o-wars, now converted to prison ships, their fearsome reputation guarantees a sentence served in dreadful conditions. Few survive. Escape, it’s said, is impossible. Yet reports persist of a sinister smuggling operation within this brutal world, and the Royal Navy is worried enough to send two of its officers to investigate. When they disappear without a trace, the Navy turns in desperation to Bow Street for help. It’s time to send in a man as dangerous as the prey. It’s time to send in Hawkwood.

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

“A darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere andaction that moves so fast.” The TImes (London)
“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
“Rambunctious entertainment.” The Observer (London)
“This adventure yarn races along with twists and turns that grip from page to page. It’s a cracker; unrelentingly entertaining. And it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long while.” Coventry Telegraph