Autumn, 1671: war looms with Holland, while discontent grows with England's dissolute monarch, Charles II, grows.
Meanwhile Betsy Brand, celebrated actress with the Duke's Theatre, has a predicament.
Beset by financial troubles, she is obliged to leave London and undertake a dangerous venture as a spy for her country. What starts out as a fact-finding mission to the Low Countries soon turns into a deadly game, in which Betsy must use all her acting skills.
Though she meets her match in Captain Mullin, a reckless fellow-agent, the two find they must work together to confront an unseen killer, and unravel a plot that strikes at the very heart of England itself -
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2011
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780709093527