Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller

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Pegasus Crime, 2012 - Fiction - 409 pages
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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 is initially puzzled as to why Read is so concerned by this relatively mundane case, but as his investigation unfolds, another body is discovered and a higher agenda begins to emerge—an attempt by the Emperor Napoleon to bring about a crushing military and psychological blow to Britain, the means of which would bring terror to the seas for years to come . . .

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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 grew up in Gibraltar, Germany, and Northern Ireland. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia and the Far East, but nowadays resides in Somerset, England. Five books from his Hawkwood series are available from Pegasus Books: Hawkwood, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion, Rebellion and The Blooding.

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