Dark Fire

Dark Fire Cover

Dark Fire

By C. J. Sansom

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143036432, 502pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2005

Description
From the bestselling author ofWinter in MadridandDominioncomes 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 of the Matthew Shardlake series and the novels Winter in Madrid andDominion, earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer."

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