In this thrilling new adventure, former cutpurse and professional assassin Jack Blackjack has deep misgivings about his latest assignment – to eliminate a spy in Princess Elizabeth’s household…
June, 1554. Jack Blackjack has been despatched to the Palace of Woodstock, where Queen Mary’s half-sister Princess Elizabeth is being kept under close guard. Jack’s employer has reason to believe that a spy has been installed within the princess’s household, and Jack has been ordered to kill her.
Jack has no choice but to agree. But he arrives at Woodstock to discover that a murder has already been committed.
As he sets out to prove his innocence by uncovering the real killer, Jack finds the palace to be a place steeped in misery and deceit; a hotbed of illicit love affairs, seething resentments, clashing egos and bitter jealousies. But who among Woodstock’s residents is hiding a deadly secret – and will Jack survive long enough to find out?
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Michael Jecks is an ever-popular author of historical fiction, including the Vitener Trilogy, the Templar series and the Scavenger series. To find out more about his work, visit his website michaeljecks.com or follow him on Twitter @michaeljecks.