From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The
Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of
the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.
London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city,
consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St.
Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds
watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer,
and reluctant government informer.
In the aftermath of the fire, a
semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul’s, in a tomb
that should have been empty. The man’s body has been mutilated and his
thumbs have been tied behind his back.
Under orders from the
government, Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the
devastated city. But at a time of dangerous internal dissent and the
threat of foreign invasion, Marwood finds his investigation leads him
into treacherous waters – and across the path of a determined, beautiful
and vengeful young woman.
Boktitel: The Ashes of London
Författare: Andrew Taylor
Bokförlag: Harper Collins
Taylor has been a full-time writer since 1981, and has written over
twenty books. He has been described by The Times as 'One of Britain's
best writers of psychological suspense.'