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Destroying Angel

Damian Seeker, Book 3
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Damian Seeker, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Captain Damian Seeker has gone north. Charged with preparing the way for the rule of the major generals, he is now under the command of Colonel Robert Lilburne at York. But when Lilburne orders him to a small village on the North York moors with details of the stringent new anti-Royalist laws, Seeker finds that what should be a routine visit will reveal a plot to rival anything in scheming London

An invitation to dinner at the house of local businessman Matthew Pullan lifts the lid on the bubbling cauldron of grudges and resentment that is Faithly village. The local constable, drunk on the tiny bit of power he holds, using it to avenge old resentments. The hated lord of the manor, the last of a staunchly Royalist family who has managed to avoid suspicion of treachery - for now. The vicar on trial for his job and his home, accused of ungodly acts. And the Pullans themselves, proudly Puritan but disillusioned with Cromwell's government, respected and despised in Faithly in equal measure. The man for whom this unlikely gathering was organised - The Trier, the enforcer of Puritan morality for the local villages - hasn't shown up. And by the end of the night, on of those gathered around Matthew Pullan's table will be fatally poisoned.

Seeker must find out the motive behind the death - mushroom misidentification, petty revenge or part of a larger plot against Cromwell's government in the north? But whom in Faithly, if anyone, can he trust? And when the most painful part of his past reappears after eleven years, will the Seeker meet his match?

©2018 Shona MacLean (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic Reviews

"A gripping tale of crime and sedition." (Sunday Times on The Black Friar)

"The best historical crime novel of the year." (Sunday Express on The Seeker)

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  • KAH
  • 08-07-18

Damian Seeker in York and North Riding. Brilliant

This is another great Damian Seeker story. Really well read as always. I cannot wait for the next one already.

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  • KPMG
  • 08-31-19

Hard To Rate, To Be Honest!

This book ended as thought there was a deadline to be reached or the author had a brainwave for the next instalment - hopefully the latter. Storyline is weakest to date and a certain character 'reinvented' for sheer convenience. It's poor!

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  • geoff nemec
  • 08-24-19

Another gem in the Seeker series

Loved this book as I e loved the others in the series. another great piece of work by all those involved.

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  • chrissie
  • 02-10-19

what everybody else said...

love this series, story well told and well read. Will download the next one as soon as it appears. Worthy successor to the Alexander Seaton series

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  • Bookaholic
  • 09-22-18

More please

Excellent series. Good narrative and was soon lost in the story and sympathized with some characters and disliked others.

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  • Alan C
  • 08-08-18

Good series

This is the third book in the series and I think it is good to read them in order as certain characters reappear.

Stories are well written, fast paced and enjoyable. I particularly enjoy the descriptions of England in that time.