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Dark Fire By C. J. Sansom

Dark Fire

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The second in C. J. Sansom's remarkable historical crime series

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Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom

It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . .

The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother brutally murdered - the formula has disappeared.

Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems . . .

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C. J. Sansom's highly atmospheric and well-crafted sixteenth-century thriller... vividly describes the turbidity of Tudor London. (Jasper Fforde)
C. J. Sansoms highly atmospheric and well-crafted sixteenth-century thriller... vividly describes the turbidity of Tudor London. (Jasper Fforde)
C. J. Sansomas highly atmospheric and well-crafted sixteenth-century thriller... vividly describes the turbidity of Tudor London. (Jasper Fforde)

About C. J. Sansom


C.J Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA then a Ph.D. in history. DARK FIRE is his second novel, following on from his stunning debut, DISSOLUTION.

Additional information

GOR001276047
Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom
C. J. Sansom
The Shardlake series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2005-06-03
592
0330411977
9780330411974
Winner of CWA Historical Dagger 2005 (UK)
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