1582. A young lawyer is plucked from his books and recruited to the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. John Shakespeare's first mission will take him to the heart of the Judas nest of conspirators that threatens to bring down the monarchy: those who would see Queen Elizabeth deposed or - worse - murdered and the 'true queen' Mary set on the throne in her place. He will soon learn that traitors come in many forms. If he is truly to serve the realm, he can have no other loyalty. Before friends, before lovers, before family, he must be the Queen's Man.
The sixth in Rory Clements' enjoyable series of Elizabethan thrillers featuring John Shakespeare . . . Clements has the edge when it comes to creating a lively, fast-moving plot - The Sunday TimesRory Clements again brings to life the dark side of Elizabethan England - Daily Mail[John Shakespeare] makes a plausible and likeable hero for tales of Elizabethan espionage. The Queen's Man is the sixth book to feature him and is set before the others, providing an engaging account of his introduction to the murky underworld of deceit and double-dealing over which Walsingham presides. It mixes a fast-moving plot and credible characterisation with a lively evocation of the dangerous times in which John must strive, in every sense, to keep his head. - BBC History MagazineAn exciting, well-plotted adventure investigation with twists, turns and believable, well-created characters. Highly enjoyable and highly recommended. - Historical Novels ReviewPraise for the John Shakespeare series:Enjoyable, bloody and brutish - GuardianI could not tear myself away - Daily MailReal quality . . . faster moving than C J Sansom - Front Row, Radio 4*GOOD HOUSEKEEPING READER RECOMMENDS*: I could not put down THE QUEEN'S MAN by Rory Clements - Good Housekeeping 'Reader Recommends'
Series: John Shakespeare
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 13th January 2015
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1