Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller

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Open Road Media, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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James McGee’s historical crime thriller introduces a Regency-era James Bond who uncovers a sinister Napoleonic plot against Britain
The year is 1811, and Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is ordered by Chief Magistrate James Read to investigate the double murder of a coachman and a naval courier on the Kent Road.
Hawkwood initially wonders why Read is so concerned by this relatively mundane case, but before long, another body is discovered, and a higher agenda emerges—an attempt by the Emperor Napoleon to deliver a crushing military and psychological blow to Britain that could lead cause terror on the seas for years to come. . . .
Gripping and fast-paced, the first book in the Hawkwood Mysteries is an impressively researched novel of suspense that features an enigmatic hero facing a dangerous threat to his homeland during the Napoleonic Wars.

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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

Adventure novel set in the time of the Napoleonic Wars and featuring an ex-army man of extensive past who is now one of 7 Bow Street runners working for the British crown. Murder, intrigue, a honey ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Even though he's a Bow Street Runner, Matthew Hawkwood can get caught up in international intrigue.The dashingly mysterious Hawkwood is entirely suitable as a Regency-era James Bond. Hawkwood's ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

James McGee is the pseudonym of Glen Moy, the manager of the Ottakar Bookshop in Tenterden, England. He has written three other novels in the Hawkwood series, all of which will be published by Pegasus.

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