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The Killing Way

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It is the time of Arthur, but this is not his storied epic. Arthur is a young and powerful warrior who some would say stands on the brink of legend. Britain's leaders have come to elect a new supreme king, and Arthur is favored. But when a young woman is brutally murdered and the blame is placed at Merlin's feet, Arthur's reputation is at stake and his enemies are poised to strike. Arthur turns to Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a man whose knowledge of battle and keen insight into how the human mind works has helped Arthur come to the brink of kingship. Malgwyn is also the man who hates Arthur most in the world. After the death of Malgwyn's wife by Saxon hands, he became Mad Malgwyn, killer of Saxons and right-hand lieutenant to the warrior Arthur. Right hand, that is, until a Saxon cut his sword arm off and left him to die on the battlefield. Arthur rescued him. Now a one-armed scribe and a heavy drinker, Malgwyn rejects the half-life that his liege gave him. But loyalty is sometimes stronger than loathing...and Malgwyn is pulled toward a puzzle that he can't walk away from. Think CSI: Medieval: gritty, powerful, and with the true ring of historical perspective and a character who sees more than those around him. "The Killing Way" is the first in a mystery series that is sure to be a hit with both mystery readers and historical fans alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765325918
  • 9780765325914
  • 1,258,458

About Tony Hays

Tony Hays is a journalist and novelist. He has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking (earning his newspaper the Tennessee Press Association award for Public Service in 2000), political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror. His short fiction has appeared both in the United States and Japan, and he is the author of three novels. He resides in Texas.show more

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"History buffs as well as mystery fans will be amply rewarded." Publishers Weekly, starred review"show more

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313 ratings
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