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The River of Fire (Hardback)
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The River of Fire (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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Wapping, London: March 1799. A sunken lugger in the Pool of London at last reveals its shocking secret. River Surveyor Tom Pascoe of the Marine Police finds the bodies of two men entombed in the crew's cabin. Suspicion falls on a third member of the crew seen fleeing the scene. He had a known motive for murder. Against the background of a nation at war with Napoleon, Tom Pascoe finds his own life under threat as he digs deeper into the case. He uncovers the existence of French agents whose task is to undermine England's ability to continue the war. In a race against time, Tom's job is further complicated by the presence of a new member of the police crew with a secret of his own...

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857380579
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An immensely enjoyable series for fans of historical fiction and crime novels alike' Guardian. * Guardian *
'Easter has chosen his setting wisely, creating what I think may be a new sub-genre - naval-historical-crime - and he should find a readership in all three camps ' Eurocrime. * Eurocrime *
'evok[es] the sights and smells of the river and its grubby residents, which brings the story alive in a manner that has you turning pages in quick succession' Newham Recorder. * Newham Recorder *
'Patrick Easter [...] brought alive the alleys, dives, waterways and dank doings of the Port of London in its swarthy prime at the tail-end of the 18th century' Wharf. * Wharf *

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