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Hidden in London is a legendary power. A fabled chest guards secrets more precious than gold.
But in 1666 secrets are deadly, and London is burning....
Charlie Tuesday is the city's best thief taker. But one case still eludes him, a mysterious key entrusted by the mother he barely knew. The key opens a chest of priceless papers - papers said to hold the dark alchemy of a lost Brotherhood.
As flames ravage the city, the thief taker must track the chest into London's blackest heart, where smugglers trade and sorcerers conjure. What Charlie begins to unravel is more ancient and powerful than he ever dreamed.
But time is running out and fire is the greatest purge of all.
©2015 C. S. Quinn (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 08-09-2016

great read enjoyed every minute.

exciting and fast passed. every twist and turn was unknown. would recommend to all readers

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 07-04-2018

Book 1 earned 5 stars; this one is better!!

Author C. S. (Catherine) Quinn continues her tour of 17th century English/London history with this novel set in 1666 soon after the reestablishment of the monarchy after the Cromwell period. The prior novel, The Thief Taker, was set in 1665 London during the last great black plague. This one is set in 1666 leading up to and during the great London fire. Again the protagonist is Charlie Tuesday, London's most successful thief taker. Napoleon Ryan narrates superbly.

Novels set in desperate times in the middle ages are certainly not of interest to everyone. But against a realistic historical background the author weaves a compelling fictional plot.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ronald L. Gill on 08-05-2018

Excellent historical fiction

Between the gritty details of 17th century London & the excellent narration, this audiobook makes that far-away time come alive. Strongly recommend.

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