The Seeker : Damian Seeker

  • by S. G. MacLean
  • Narrated by Nicholas Camm
  • Series: Damian Seeker
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2015 CWA Endeavour Dagger for Historical Fiction.
London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins.
One of the web's most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. No one knows where Seeker comes from, who his family is, or even his real name. All that is known of him for certain is that he is utterly loyal to Cromwell and that nothing can be long hidden from him. In the city, coffeehouses are springing up, fashionable places where men may meet to plot and gossip. Suddenly they are ringing with news of a murder.
John Winter, hero of Cromwell's all-powerful army, is dead, and lawyer Elias Ellingworth is found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth's guilt. He will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice - and Seeker knows better than any man where to search.


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Customer Reviews

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Loved it 🦅

I was totally engrossed - and what is more, convinced - by SG MacLean's creation and the London streets he walks. Numerous deft touches make both materialise and breathe, with the absolute nuanced perfection of Nicholas Camm's narration; I wait to welcome The Black Friar into my library.
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- D. Oxford

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What did you like most about The Seeker?

The buildings, the rooms, the houses, the churches, the spaces, the alley ways, the printer's shop, the shoemaker's workshop. And most of all the coffee houses. The coffee house in the setting of 1650s London was to my mind an inspired choice to provide a catalyst to much of the action. Obviously primarily a male preserve.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Damian Seeker who had strong locus of control and was values-led though perhaps not quite at the Jeanie Deans level. Would he have walked from Edinburgh to London to save his brother from a hanging as Jeanie Deans did for her sister? Possibly. The Seeker often made decisions based on what was right rather than who was right.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Any scene in which 'High Highness' Oliver Cromwell was present.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I liked the narrator. Bit of a shock at first. Mr Camm was not Crawford Logan who read Maclean's first historical novel. But once I got into the timbre of his voice, I thought Mr Camm an apt choice. The main character, Damian Seeker is not a flag waving, arm circling animated character. Steady, deliberate, decisive. I think the narrator did a good job.

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- Hamburgerpatty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2016
  • Publisher: Quercus