The King's Spy: Synopsis
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 man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn.
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, he must decipher it to reveal the king's betrayer and prevent the violent death that failure will surely bring.
Well written and great tension
The author had me hooked from the beginning to end, with the mysterious plot and clever cryptology. It's exactly the type of book I love to get lost it. The historical imagery was well done and I really enjoyed the read. I'll have to check out other works by this...