This sequel to the Edgar Award-winning "A Conspiracy of Paper" brings back ex-pugilist Benjamin Weaver and his 18th-century London environs in all their squalid glory. Benjamin is investigating the simple case of a threatening letter when he is caught up in a riot, accused of murder, and sentenced to hang.
About the Author
David Liss is the author of A Spectacle of Corruption, A Conspiracy of Paper (winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel), and The Ethical Assassin. He has a graduate degree in English literature from Columbia University, as well as an M.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. from Syracuse University. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and daughter.
“[A] wonderful book . . . every bit as good as [Liss’s] remarkable debut . . . Easily one of the year’s best.”
–The Boston Globe
“[A] rousing sequel of historical, intellectual suspense."
–San Antonio Express-News
“Liss is a superb writer who evokes the squalor of London with Hogarthian gusto.”
“In Benjamin Weaver, Mr. Liss has created a multifaceted character and a wonderful narrator.”
–The New York Sun
“With eloquent wit, Liss manipulates the concepts of misdirection and probability theory in his serpentine third novel. . . . It all ends with yet another twist that seems to promise we’ll hear more from–and more of–the indefatigable Benjamin Weaver. Let’s hope so.”
“Gritty historical fiction . . . glorious dialogue, lively rogues [and a] fascinating setting.”