The Great Fire has ravaged London; times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away. James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman – in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is killed… Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood is forced to confront a vicious killer whose actions threaten the future of the city itself.
From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London.
Praise for Andrew Taylor:
‘If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you’ll love Andrew Taylor.’ PETER JAMES
‘In this elegant, engrossing novel set during an extraordinary period, Taylor skilfully presents a London in which so many must still pay the price for the Civil War and the murder of King Charles I.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists […] Taylor demonstrates his usual command of plot and historical background.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Andrew Taylor provides a masterclass in how to weave a well-researched history into a complex plot.’ THE TIMES