Mathew’s Tale tells the remarkable story of a man’s quest for justice – at any cost…
1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind.
But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his county and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love.
When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law. And as a man of honour with a warrior’s instincts, he embarks on a journey of vengeance that will test every sinew of his faith in mankind…
Here’s a little snippet of what the press have had to say so far;
Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine’s narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn (Observer)
Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force (New York Times)
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done (Scotsman Allan Massie)