Improver Bayne (Google eBook)
An eighteenth century landscape gardener escapes his own public execution at the gallows and becomes the target of several assassination attempts by enemies unknown. In a race against time he encounters the slaying of a friend, an inept attempt at highway robbery, and the seductive charms of abeautiful aristocrat, but, above all, he must recover several religious artifacts with the capacity to exonerate or condemn him further.
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