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.
©2015 Shona MacLean (P)2016 WF Howes Ltd
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 25-10-17

DON'T DON'T DON'T

The narration is so bad, a drawling monotone that is just someone saying the words not reading them.
Dull as ditchwater
Whoever commissioned this guy as narrator needs publicly flogging.
If you feel you just absolutely must have this book - listen to the sample then imagine 9 odd hours of that dreary rambling.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amo on 07-08-17

Could stand the narrator

We didn't get very far listening to this as the northern droll drone of the narrator was totally abysmal. Is was a voice that managed to get on the nerves whilst not actually putting any words into your brain!

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