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 a proud science fiction geek. When not acting like a total fanboy, he's generally working on his books, stories, and comics. Liss has written eight bestselling novels for adults, most recently "The Day of Atonement", and is the author of numerous comics, including "Mystery Men", "Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives", and "Angelica Tomorrow". He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
“[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.”