Dark Fire

Dark Fire

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From the bestselling author ofWinter in MadridandDominioncomes a second riveting sixteenth-century thriller featuring hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king s feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client s innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of "Dark Fire," a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history. "Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this second book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series delves again into the dark andsuperstitiousworldof Cromwell's England introduced in Dissolution. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 501 pages
  • 124.5 x 195.6 x 27.9mm | 249.48g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143036432
  • 9780143036432
  • 121,189

Review quote

C. J. Sansom s highly atmospheric and well-crafted sixteenth-century thriller... vividly describes the turbidity of Tudor London. (Jasper Fforde)show more

About C J Sansom

C. J. Sansom, the internationally bestselling author of the Matthew Shardlake series and the novels Winter in Madrid andDominion, earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer."show more

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