Resurrectionist (Paperback)James McGee (author)
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Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling `Ratcatcher'.
Matthew Hawkwood. Soldier, spy, lover - a man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts.
The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he's not wanted, in the most forbidding places London has to offer: its graveyards and the rank, sinister halls of Bedlam, the country's most notorious lunatic asylum.
There are missing bodies all around - dead and alive. 'Resurrection men' serve the demands of the city's surgeons by stealing corpses - and creating a few of their own along the way.
Far more worrying is the escape from Bedlam of a very unusual inmate: one Colonel Titus Xavier Hyde, an obsessive, gifted surgeon whose insanity is only matched by his dark intelligence. And this twisted genius has a point to prove. Which will mean plenty more work for the gravediggers...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
Praise for `Resurrectionist':
`Breakneck pace, brutal action, clever characterisation and twisty plotting ... James McGee brings Regency London to life - or perhaps I should say to death!' Reginald Hill
`Fascinating... with quickly paced action and many a twist and turn, McGee draws the plot's threads skilfully together... thoughtful, colourful and very readable' Historical Novels Review
Praise for `Ratcatcher':
`Irresistible... rambunctious entertainment.'
`Rumbustious...a darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action.' The Times
`Atmospheric and well researched... try it.' Daily Mirror
`"Ratcatcher" marks the start of a series that will run and run... and run!' Reginald Hill
`A richly enjoyable and impressively researched novel' Andrew Taylor, author of `The American Boy'
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