Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake 2) by C.J. Sansom

Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake 2) Author: C.J. Sansom
eBook Title: Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake 2)
ISBN10: 0330450786
ISBN13: 978-0330450782
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Books (2007)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: British & Irish
Size ePub vers.: 1869 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1457 kb
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It's 1540, three years after Shardlake's mission to Scarnsea. It is the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Shardlake is trying to keep a low profile, believing himself to be out of favour with Thomas Cromwell but trying to maintain his London-based legal practice. He has been pulled, against his better judgement, into defending Elizabeth Wentworth, charged with murdering her cousin. But Elizabeth refuses to plead either guilty or not guilty. As a result she will be crushed under weights until she pleads or dies. Shardlake is powerless to help the girl yet she is suddenly granted a reprieve - courtesy of Cromwell. The cost of the reprieve to Shardlake is two weeks once again in the service of Cromwell. Cromwell, however, is no longer the triumphant, irresistible force he once was, not least because of the ill-fated marriage he arranged for the King with Anne of Cleves. Cromwell is running out of options, but he has one more card to play: Greek Fire, an ancient weapon considered lost long ago, which has turned up again in the hands of two alchemist brothers. This is the kind of gift to guarantee the King's favour, it is also the kind of gift that people kill for...

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