The Ashes of London
From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.
A city destroyed.
A killer exposed.
London,1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a traitor, and reluctant government informer.
In the aftermath of the fire, the body of a man is discovered in the ashes of St.Paul s. But he is not a victim of the blaze- there is a stab wound to his neck and his thumbs have been tied behind his back. Acting on orders, Marwood hunts the killer though London s devastated streets- where before too long a second murder is uncovered.
At a time of dangerous internal dissent, Marwood s investigation will lead him into treacherous waters- and across the path of a determined and vengeful young woman."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pierthinker - LibraryThing
The setting for this book is London in the immediate aftermath of the Great Fire of 1666. The story concerns the search for a serial killer, but is muddied by the politics surrounding King Charles II ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Silverlily26 - LibraryThing
This was the first book of Andrew Taylor I have read a very much enjoyed it. I thought the characters were well developed and the plot moved along at a nice pace. Read full review