March 1681. Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets.
Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must solve the crime and thwart the plot. On his side is the respect for evidence and logic he absorbed in his student days, as a follower of the new science. On the other, a group of political conspirators are stirring up sectarian hatreds in their scheme to overthrow the Crown.
Struggling to protect all he holds dear, Luke leans heavily on his cavalry officer brother, his friends, and his faithful deputy, Robshaw. But he has a secret, which may be clouding his judgement. At the moment of truth, will he choose love or duty?
I am a massive historical fiction fan and the blurb for this book really drew me in and I couldn’t wait to get started!
I have read a lot of books that fan in this genre and I really do have to say that I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, I loved the plot line and they have really been able to bring to life this period of history.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between the different characters too as the book progressed and I found the story to be well paced and very enjoyable, I loved how the author has created a very engaging plot too.
It is four stars from me for this one, it is a well written book with a really good plot line, I really enjoyed it and it is definitely one that I will be highly recommending!