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

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

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by Andrew Swanston
 

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The first in a series about a quiet intellect thrust into a world of dark secrets, treachery, and vicious murder in the English Civil War

Summer, 1643: England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in shambles. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a quiet

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The first in a series about a quiet intellect thrust into a world of dark secrets, treachery, and vicious murder in the English Civil War

Summer, 1643: England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in shambles. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a quiet man running a bookshop in a rural town, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumors 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' 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. And when a vital message encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable code is intercepted, more lives are in danger. 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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ISBN-13:
9780552166102
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Series:
Thomas Hill Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Swanston held various positions in the book trade, including being a director of Waterstone & Co., before turning to full-time writing. His Thomas Hill novels are set during the English Civil War, and the early period of the Restoration.

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The King's Spy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Quit it! Nook sex is gross, inappropriate, and rude for people who are trying to see if the book is any good. Go somewhere else and try to find a life, Gracie and Andrew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thomas Hill is an interesting character. Will he find love again? Can he stay hidden away in his small town?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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