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.
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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
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'
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