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Dragon's Lair (2003)
by Sharon Kay Penman (Author)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345434234, Paperback)July 1193. King Richard Lionheart lies in a German prison, held for ransom by the emperor. His mother, Dowager Queen Eleanor, ransacks England for gold to buy his freedom, while his younger brother, John, plots with King Philippe of France to ensure that he rots and dies in chains.
When a ransom payment vanishes, Eleanor hastily dispatches young Justin de Quincy to investigate. In wild, beautiful Wales, his devotion to the queen will be supremely tested–as an arrogant border earl, a cocky Welsh prince, an enchanting lady, and a traitor of the deepest dye welcome him with false smiles and deadly conspiracies. The queen’s treasure is nowhere to be found, but assassins are everywhere . . . and blood runs red in the dragon’s lair.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:34:35 -0400)
"July 1193: Richard Lionheart, eldest and most favored son of Dowager Queen Eleanor, languishes in a German dungeon, held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor. In England, his brother John, desperate for the crown, plots with the King of France to make sure Richard never leaves his prison alive. But the queen has already begun to meet the ransom demands. It is only a matter of time before the Emperor turns over his royal prisoner." "And then one of the ransom payments vanishes in the fastnesses of Wales, itself wracked by rebellion and intrigue. Into this maelstrom, Eleanor sends her trusted man, Justin de Quincy. Murder soon follows."--BOOK JACKET.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.