The First Horseman : Thomas Treviot

  • by D. K. Wilson
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Thomas Treviot
  • 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1536: In the corrupt heart of Tudor London a killer waits in the shadows....
The real crime...
Before dawn on a misty November morning in 1536, prominent mercer Robert Packington was gunned down as he crossed Cheapside on his way to early morning mass.
It was the first assassination by handgun in the history of the capital and subsequently shook the city to its core.The identity of his assassin has remained a mystery.
Our story
Thomas Treviot is a young London goldsmith and a close family friend of Robert Packington. Through his own upstanding social connections - and some less upstanding acquaintances he has made along the way - Thomas launches a dramatic investigation into Packington's death. As Thomas searches for revenge, he must travel from the golden heart of merchant London, to the straw-covered backstreets of London's poorest districts before reaching the country's seat of power: the court of King Henry VIII. Before long he is drawn into a dark conspiracy beyond his wildest imaginings and claiming justice for his friend starts to look impossible. Especially when Thomas realises that Robert wasn't the man he thought he knew...
In the first of a new series investigating real unsolved Tudor crimes, D.K. Wilson brings the streets of Tudor London to spectacular life as Thomas Treviot faces a fight to bring the truth to light in the corrupt world of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, and Henry VIII.


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Customer Reviews

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Great storyline, loads of history too

A fascinating look at Cromwell's power and the development of independence from the Catholic church, woven into a credible story. There were a few too many twists and turns and I was a little disappointed with the ending but you might well not be! Definitely worth listening to.
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- Learning is fun!

If you like C J Sansom you'll like this

Really gripping story that keeps you guessing until the end. There are lots of references to real people and places that make the story more credible. I would recommend this audio book.
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- Jennifer F Rice2

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-08-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK