Journey to Elizabethan England where you'll meet Noah Ames and accompany him on his quest to protect and honor his Queen, no matter the cost. In this special box set, you'll find three gripping historical mysteries from award-winning and bestselling author Neal Roberts. Enjoy over 1,000 pages of Tudor and political intrigue.
A Second Daniel
London 1558. An orphan from a far-off land is renamed "Noah Ames," and given every advantage the English Crown can bestow.
London 1592. Now an experienced barrister, Noah witnesses what appears to be a botched robbery outside the Rose Theater, a crime he soon suspects to be part of a plot against Queen Elizabeth herself. Steadfast in his loyalty to the Queen, Noah must use every bit of his knowledge and skill to lure her most disloyal subject onto the only battlefield where Noah has the advantage ... a court of law – though in doing so he risks public exposure of his darkest secret, a secret so shocking that its revelation could cost him everything: the love of the only woman who can offer him happiness, his livelihood ... even his life.
The Impress of Heaven
LONDON 1600. When the Earl of Essex is removed from command and placed under arrest for reaching a forbidden truce with the Irish rebels, Serjeant Noah Ames reluctantly accepts a commission to investigate the earl's fitness for command, and the two are pitted against each other once again. Meanwhile, Noah's beautiful daughter, Lady Jessica, has sought to remarry into the nobility, but events have thus far frustrated her plans. One day, Noah attends a briefing where the Queen's new commander displays maps of English military positions in Ireland. Noah's suspicions are aroused when he sees that one map is missing a watermark appearing on all the others. When he informs his young barrister friend Jonathan of his concern, he inadvertently sets in motion events that throw Jonathan and Lady Jessica together on a journey across England into ever greater peril.
A Dragon in the Ashes
London 1600. When an attempt is made on Queen Elizabeth's life, Serjeant Noah Ames races to her rescue, then sets out to identify the culprit among a band of foreigners who've newly arrived from the Continent to join with the seditious Lord Essex. In the course of his investigation, Noah uncloaks an unmitigated reign of evil that has resulted in the murders of kings, queens, and religious minorities ... and which now threatens Noah's life for reasons no one would ever suspect. Will he pay the ultimate price for forgetting that the past is never past?
In the Den of the English Lion Series
Book 1: A Second Daniel
Book 2: The Impress of Heaven
Book 3: A Dragon in the Ashes
Book 4: All the Men as Mad as He
Book 5: Shakespeare in the Tower - Releasing early 2019