The Bear Pit The Bear Pit

The Bear Pit

a twisting historical thriller from the award-winning author of The Seeker

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Publisher Description

'Could challenge CJ Sansom for dominion' Sunday Times

London, 1656: Captain Seeker is back in the city, on the trail of an assassin preparing to strike at the heart of Oliver Cromwell's Republic

The Commonwealth is balanced on a knife edge. Royalists and disillusioned former Parliamentarians have united against Oliver Cromwell, now a king in all but name. Three conspirators, representing these factions, plan to assassinate the Lord Protector, paving the way back to the throne for Charles Stuart once and for all.

Captain Damian Seeker, meanwhile, is preoccupied by the horrifying discovery in an illegal gambling den of the body of a man ravaged by what is unmistakably a bear. Yet the bears used for baiting were all shot when the sport was banned by Cromwell. So where did this fearsome creature come from, and why would someone use it for murder?

With Royalist-turned-Commonwealth-spy Thomas Faithly tracking the bear, Seeker investigates its victim. The trail leads from Kent's coffee house on Cornhill, to a German clockmaker in Clerkenwell, to the stews of Southwark, to the desolate Lambeth Marshes where no one should venture at night.

When the two threads of the investigation begin to join, Seeker realises just what - and who - he is up against. The Royalists in exile have sent to London their finest mind and greatest fighter, a man who will stop at nothing to ensure the Restoration. Has Seeker finally met his match?

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'I loved it . . . highly recommend' 5* Reader Review

'Atmospheric, pacey' 5* Reader Review

'Brilliant writing . . . I'm really hooked' 5* Reader Review

'Spine-chilling twists' 5* Reader Review

'Exciting . . . full of twists and betrayals' 5* Reader Review

'Kept me on the edge of my seat' 5* Reader Review

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
11 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quercus
SIZE
4.4
MB

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