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Rapscallion - James McGee

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Matthew Hawkwood, ex-soldier turned Bow Street Runner, goes undercover to hunt down smugglers and traitors at the height of the Napoleonic Wars in this thrilling follow-up to Ratcatcher. For a French prisoner of war, there is only one fate worse than the gallows: the hulks. Former man-o'-wars, now converted to prison ships, their fearsome reputation guarantees a sentence served in the most dreadful conditions.Few survive. Escape, it's said, is impossible.Yet reports persist of a sinister smuggling operation within this brutal world – and the Royal Navy is worried enough to send two of its officers to investigate.But when they disappear without trace, the Navy turns in desperation to Bow Street for help. It's time to send in a man as dangerous as the prey. It's time to send in Hawkwood…

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4.0

Gripping London early 1800s

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Rapscallion:

    Great depiction of early London and the Bow Street Runners (learned something about them I didn't know before). Read anywhere only con is size of paperback - need big pockets - still worth the read

    Comment on this review

    Praise for Resurrectionist: 'Breakneck pace, brutal action, clever characterisation and twisty plotting ... James McGee brings Regency London to life - or perhaps I should say to death!' Reginald Hill Praise for Ratcatcher: 'Irresistible... rambunctious entertainment' Observer 'Rumbustious...a darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action' The Times 'Atmospheric and well researched... try it' Daily Mirror '"Ratcatcher" has everything: duels and derring-do, London highlife and lowlife, French lechery and treachery - all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background. Add a hero who is ruthless, mysterious and sexy, and it's a safe bet that "Ratcatcher" marks the start of a series that will run and run ... and run!' Reginald Hill '"Ratcatcher" is a richly enjoyable and impressively researched novel - also very gripping. James McGee is clearly a rising star in the historical galaxy and I look forward to Hawkwood's return' Andrew Taylor, author of 'The American Boy'

    ISBN: 9780007212743
    ISBN-10: 0007212747
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 464
    Published: 5th February 2009
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.7
    Weight (kg): 0.3