By C. J. Sansom
The epic 5th novel within the Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence through the bestselling writer of Winter in Madrid and Dominion
Summer 1545. an enormous French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the rustic into monetary problem to finance the battle. in the meantime, an previous servant of Queen Catherine Parr has requested Matthew Shardlake to enquire claims of "monstrous" wrongs dedicated opposed to a tender ward of the court docket. because the French fleet ways, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an outdated friend-and an previous enemy on the subject of the throne.
This fast moving 5th installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly interesting and reassuringly scholarly sequence" (Marilyn Stasio, The ny instances e-book Review) will enchant fanatics of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The different Boleyn Girl.