Introducing the monk Giodarno Bruno, magician, scientist, and heretic in a new series of historical thrillers for fans of C.J.Sansom and 'The Name of the Rose'
In Elizabeth's England, true faith can mean bloody murder...
Oxford, 1583. A place of learning. And murderous schemes.
The country is rife with plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and return the realm to the Catholic faith. Giordano Bruno is recruited by the queen's spymaster and sent undercover to expose a treacherous conspiracy in Oxford - but his own secret mission must remain hidden at all costs.
A spy under orders. A coveted throne under threat.
When a series of hideous murders ruptures close-knit college life, Bruno is compelled to investigate. And what he finds makes it brutally clear that the Tudor throne itself is at stake...
Heretic, maverick, charmer: Giordano Bruno is always on his guard. Never more so than when working for Queen Elizabeth and her spymaster - for this man of letters is now an agent of intrigue and danger.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kdf_333 - LibraryThing
so i just skimmed through it. i gotta say the former monk Bruno was not an attractive character. he was so arrogant. plus his philosophy was just to heretical for me and i read about all sorts of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - idiotgirl - LibraryThing
Kindle. 16th century as I recall. Some interesting information about underground Catholics. But overall it was not a particularly exciting book. Thriller/ detective. Read full review