Freedom of the Mask

Freedom of the Mask

by Robert McCammon

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Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver," is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril. Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew's steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell's Pendulum Island.

Little does he know that Matthews's circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he's come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.

Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon's acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called "the Early American James Bond." The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett's most dangerous adventure yet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157866204
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 84,109
File size: 6 MB

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Freedom of the Mask 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't discovered this series, then you are missing out on a great read. Historical fiction, epic thriller, detective series. Great hero in "problem solver" Matthew Corbett, and a terrifying cast of villains, capped by Corbett's arch-nemesis, Professor Fell. This is book Six in a projected 9 book series. Get 'em all, starting with Speaks the Nightbird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another stellar book by Robert McCammon. I had a hard time putting this book down. Exciting from start to finish. I can't wait for the next Matthew Corbett book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was 30 years ago this summer that I was introduced to Robert McCammon's work through Swan Song. That book helped me look forward to going to work as a security during my final summer of college so I could get to the next chapter. I have been a devoted McCammon fan since, having read all of his novels. I look forward to each release, and Freedom of the Mask was no exception. This particular episode picked up speed in the second half and the reader is rewarded with a classic McCammon finish. It sets up an adventurous sequel for Matthew Corbett in Cardinal Black. I am glad I devoted much of my vacation to finishing this book and reading Last Train to Perdition in honor of 30 years of reading the best author of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great noval by the author. 471 pages filled with plenty of story lines and action. As with the other books involving the main character ( Mathew Corbett), the story is to be continued yet again !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Character of Matthew gets desperate, and a good, interesting story. If you liked the previous books, you'll like this one too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to buy this book (haven't read it yet 'course) just because Robert McCammon wrote it. I have read everything that he has written and loved them all--period