Freedom of the Mask: Matthew Corbett, Book 6 (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver", is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril.

Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew's steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell's Pendulum Island. Little does he know that Matthews's circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he's come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.

Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in best-selling author Robert McCammon's acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called "the Early American James Bond".

The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett's most dangerous adventure yet.

Edoardo Ballerini
hr min
May 31
Audible Studios

Customer Reviews

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Of all the stories in the Matthew Corbett series thus far, this one falls short in several areas. The previous story, Providence Rider, left readers (and listeners) with a cliffhanger, but at least the main story was completed. Freedom of the Mask never gets that far. This felt like more the author not meeting a deadline to complete the story, than the author once again constructing a clever cliffhanger (x3). Almost no time is spent making the new villian believable, or comprehendible, and character behaviors established in previous books seemed to have changed without explanation to fit the cliffhanger mold. The narration of the audiobook is superb, as always. Mr. McCammon should have been allowed to finish the story, though. Lately, the series has seen a new book produced every two years. Hopefully, Mr. McCammon will be allowed to finish the next one, and break the progressively dissatisfying trend. I'd recommend waiting until this is not the last book in the series before investing time or money in Freedom of the Mask.

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