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Description - The Desperate Remedy by Martin Stephen

Thief. Informer. Double-dealer. Whoremonger. Drunkard. Gambler. Will Shadwell may not be the most moral of men, but to Henry Gresham - gentleman, scholar, courtier, spy - he is invaluable. For in the dark days of the reign of King James I a man must know his enemies to survive; Shadwell, by hook or more often by crook, is one of his best sources. Then Shadwell is brutally murdered and Gresham is summoned to London by the man he fears most: Robert Cecil, the King's Chief Secretary, and Machiavellian master of a sinister network of spies. Cecil wants Gresham to discover the truth about Sir Francis Bacon's private life, but when Gresham begins his investigations, he finds that he is the one who is being watched ...As Gresham continues to do Cecil's bidding with ever increasing trepidation, his enquiries into Shadwell's death uncover a plot so audacious it is scarcely believable: a catholic uprising, a violent insurrection, and a trail of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751532593
ISBN-10: 0751532592
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Stephen

Martin Stephen is High Master of St Paul's School and author of 15 titles on English literature and military history. He is very well-connected & writes for most of the broadsheets.

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