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Martyr: The First John Shakespeare Mystery Rory Clements

Martyr: The First John Shakespeare Mystery

Rory Clements

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ISBN : 9780062356321
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448 pages
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Martyr is the first installment in Rory Clements acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, does for Elizabeths reign what CJ Sansom does for HenryMoreMartyr is the first installment in Rory Clements acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, does for Elizabeths reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIIIs (Sunday Times).England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her.Tensions in Elizabeth Is government are at the breaking point. At the center of the storm is John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer in the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. When an intercept reveals a plot to assassinate Englands sea dragon, Francis Drake, Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. Busy fitting out his ships on land, Drake is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion.From the splendor and intrigue of the royal court to the sleek warships of Her Majestys Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems . . .