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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2011 - France - 522 pages
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Rebellion is brewing in Napoleonic Paris, in the new action-packed novel from the author of the bestsellingRatcatcher

October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battle fronts - Spain and Russia - and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed, so far…

Meanwhile in London, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he’s to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission.

Brooke's agent has come up with a daring plan and he needs Hawkwood's help to put it into action. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine…

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Review: Rebellion (Matthew Hawkwood #4)

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One more for the audio list. Have read 2 other Hawkwood books, and preferred the first 2. While the historical point should not be missed in any period drama/production, I feel the plot should not feel like a lesson. Read full review

Review: Rebellion (Matthew Hawkwood #4)

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McGee seems to have set himself a task of writing 4 different types of novel within the historical fiction genre. This one was based on French 19th century fiction (Hawkwood uses the pseudonym Dumas) and was by far the slowest of the four. Still readable though. Read full review

About the author (2011)

James McGee is the pseudonym of Glen Moy, an army brat who lived in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. He has worked in banking, sales, newspapers, and the airline industry, but for the last fifteen years he has been a bookseller. McGee's interest in Napoleonic Wars dates back to his school days when he Forrester's The Gun. He has travelled extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia and the Far East, but nowadays resides in East Sussex.

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