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The Last Protector - James Marwood & Cat Lovett Book 4 (Paperback)
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The Last Protector - James Marwood & Cat Lovett Book 4 (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
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A purveyor of startlingly accomplished historical crime fiction, Andrew Taylor sends Marwood and Lovett off on another brilliantly baffling thriller set in seventeenth century London.

From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ashes of London comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood and Cat Lovett.

A dangerous secret lies beneath Whitehall Palace…

Brother against brother. Father against son. Friends turned into enemies. No one in England wants a return to the bloody days of the Civil War. But Oliver Cromwell’s son, Richard, has abandoned his exile and slipped back into England. The consequences could be catastrophic.

James Marwood, a traitor’s son turned government agent, is tasked with uncovering Cromwell’s motives. But his assignment is complicated by his friend – the regicide’s daughter, Cat Lovett – who knew the Cromwells as a child, and who now seems to be hiding a secret of her own about the family.

Both Marwood and Cat know they are putting themselves in great danger. And when they find themselves on a top secret mission in the Palace of Whitehall, they realize they are risking their lives…and could even be sent to the block for treason.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008325558
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Confirms his status as one of our finest writers of historical thrillers' - The Sunday Times

'There is colour, violence, devotion, courage and fun here. What more could anyone ask of a crime novel?' - Literary Review

'Taylor is on reliably good form in this fourth instalment of a series that effortlessly blends history and mystery.' - The Times

'A teeming London (in the process of reconstruction after the Great Fire), political chicanery, duels, brothels, court manoeuvrings - all are grist to Taylor's imaginative mill' - The Financial Times

'A brilliant historical novel about Cromwell... Riveting' - Evening Standard

'Superb... Cat, especially, remains one of the most compelling, multifaceted characters in contemporary historical fiction'. - The Observer

'Boasting political intrigue and evocative period atmosphere, The Last Protector is crime writing at its most elegant and assured' - The Waterstones blog

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