mysterious manuscript buried since the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I connects twin tales of espionage, betrayal,
and murder in this delightfully literate . . .
cracking good page-turner (Minneapolis
1593: It is
three weeks before the murder of Christopher Marlowe,
playwright and spy in the queens secret servicea
crime that remains unsolved to this day. Marlowe is
hoping to find his missing muse as he sets off on a
new intelligence assignment . . . and closes in on the
secret that will seal his fate.
York City, present day:
Renaissance scholar turned private eye Kate Morgan investigates
a shocking heist and murder involving an antique manuscript
recently unearthed in central London. What secret lurks
in those yellowed, ciphered pages . . . and how, centuries
later, could it drive someone to kill?
us from the shadows of the sixteenth-century underworld
to the chambers of a clandestine U.S. intelligence unit,
from the glitter of the Elizabethan court to the catacombs
of ancient Rome, The Intelligencers dual
narratives twist, turn, and collide as they race toward
a stunning finale.
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