The King's Spy (Thomas Hill Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Summer, 1643



England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed.



For Thomas Hill, a quiet man running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the ...

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The King's Spy (Thomas Hill Series #1)

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Overview

Summer, 1643



England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed.



For Thomas Hill, a quiet man running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn.



When a stranger knocks on his door informing him that the king's cryptographer has died, everything changes. Aware of Thomas's expertise in codes and ciphers, the king has summoned him to Oxford.



On arrival, Thomas soon discovers that nothing at court is straightforward. There is evidence of a traitor in their midst. Brutal murder follows brutal murder. When a vital message is intercepted, encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable cipher, more lives are in danger.



But will Thomas decipher it in time to reveal the king's betrayer and prevent another violent death?

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"Wonderful — rich, deep, intelligent and thoughtful with clearly drawn characters and exactly the right amount of suspense." —M. C. Scott
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446487273
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: Thomas Hill Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 6,335
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

After reading Law at Cambridge University, Andrew Swanston held various positions in the book trade, including being a director of Waterstone & Co and chairman of Methven's PLC, before turning to full-time writing. Inspired by a lifelong interest in seventeenth-century history, his Thomas Hill novels are set during the English Civil War, and the early period of the Restoration. He lives with his wife in Surrey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    to gracie and andrew...STOP

    GO AWAY! USE YHIS TO WRITE REVEIWS!!!! nook sex is for people with no life

    3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    For the historical mystery fan

    A book store of that period no doubt was also printer copier publisher editor binder and seller and how did they manage to make type Is the mystery? Not a cozy but had a problem getting interested in the period just a matter of taste not the writing page counter

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Gracie

    Walk in wearing a black mini dress

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    Posted June 7, 2014

    Andrew

    Im nack

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