1664, London. A traitor meets his end on Tower Hill and a long-held secret begins to unravel for Mercia Blakewood.
As the crowd gathers to witness her father’s execution, his urgent last words propel Mercia onto the trail of a mystery. What she hears at that moment sets in motion a series of events which will change her life for ever. From the metropolis of London to the forests of Manhattan, Mercia comes face-to-face with intrigue and murder in order to recover a prize long thought lost, restore the King’s stolen inheritance and reclaim her own birthright.
‘EXCITING, EVOCATIVE AND ORIGINAL’ TOM HARPER, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF SECRETS
‘An impressive debut, which captures the period with colour and intrigue’ Sunday Express