An Experiment in Treason

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2003 - Fiction - 324 pages
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A packet of incendiary letters is stolen from the London residence of a prominent official, and turns up in the colony of Massachusetts. Why are the contents of the letters so controversial? Why has a suspect in the theft turned up dead? And what should magistrate Sir John Fielding do about his feeling that Benjamin Franklin is somehow complicit? While the tensions rise, Sir John and his prot g , Jeremy Proctor, search for answers--and find that justice isn't always served by the letter of the law.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Benjamin Franklin faces off against blind magistrate Sir John Fielding as protégé Jeremy Proctor, on the brink of manhood and beginning legal studies, recounts Sir John's ninth adventure, which begins ... Read full review

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User Review  - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing

Well, it does pay to wait, because not since Murder in Grub Street or Watery Grave has one of Alexander's books entertained me so well. This one I would rank right up there; the mystery is solid, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Bruce Alexander is the pseudonym for a well-known author of fiction and nonfiction. The books in his series include Blind Justice; Murder in Grub Street (named by the New York Times Book Review as a notable book in 1995); Watery Grave; Person or Persons Unknown (named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best novels of 1997); Jack, Knave and Fool; and Death of a Colonial.

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