Dark Fire

By C. J. Sansom
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143036432, 502pp.

Publication Date: December 2005

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Description
From the bestselling author of"Winter in Madrid"and"Dominion"comes a second riveting sixteenth-century thriller featuring hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake

In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king's feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client's innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of "Dark Fire," a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history.

"Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this second book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series delves again into the dark andsuperstitiousworldof Cromwell's England introduced in "Dissolution.




About the Author
C. J. Sansom, the internationally bestselling author ofthe novels"Winter in Madrid"and"Dominion"andthe Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series, earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer.
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