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The Reckoning (Matthew Hawkwood 6)

by James McGee

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One killer with everything to lose. One man with nothing to fear. The 6th historical thriller featuring Matthew Hawkwood, Bow Street Runner and Spy, now hunting a killer on the loose in Regency London. London, 1813: Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is summoned to a burial ground and finds the corpse of a young woman, murdered and cast into an open grave. At first the death is deemed to be of little consequence. But when Chief Magistrate James Read receives a direct order from the Home Office to abandon the case, Hawkwood's interest is piqued. His hunt for the killer will lead him from London's backstreets into the heart of a government determined to protect its secrets at all costs. Only Hawkwood's contacts within the criminal underworld can now help. As the truth behind the girl's murder emerges, setting in motion a deadly chain of events, Hawkwood learns the true meaning of loyalty - and that the enemy is much closer to home than he ever imagined ...… (more)

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I have to declare to being a fan of James McGee. I waited a long time for this new book and it did not disappoint. The teeming, fetid stench of a criminal London in the early 1800's is vividly described. The gentry guarding their sordid activities, Hawkwood uses his contacts to thwart both the criminals and their titled masters. Excellent series and highly recommended. ( )
  Jawin | Jul 22, 2018 |
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