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Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth. The last thing Barker ever expected was to encounter Nightwine again - but the British government, believing they need Nightwine's help, has granted him immunity for his past crimes, and brought him back to London.

Nightwine, however, has more on his mind than redemption - and as Barker and Llewellyn set out to uncover and thwart Nightwine's real scheme, they find themselves in the gravest danger of their lives.

©2014 Will Thomas (P)2017 Tantor

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Very enjoyable.

A bit predictable for a spell when the attractive lady shows up, but it redeems itself. Lots of fighting in this one. I'm amazed that a fight can be written at all, let alone so well that you can picture it.

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 07-31-17

Still a GREAT series!

Barker running as a fugitive throughout London and being out smarted is too exciting to put down. Llewelyn bearing the weight of Barker’s predicament, diligent works to exonerate Barker’s circumstances. Llewelyn cannot compete with Barker cognitive skills or his network, but Llewelyn does have skills.

This is still the best historical mystery series.

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  • sonia
  • Alexandria ,Virginia, United States
  • 07-03-17

A bit different

I have enjoyed the entire series so far. This one had less Cyrus and more Thomas, which in one way is wonderful to see how Thomas is growing into his own but less Cyrus isn't something i want. What's most entertaining to me is the interaction between these extremely different characters.
I enjoy that Thomas is learning a great deal from Cyrus but also how he makes Cyrus actually see and accept things from Thomas's point of view.
Everyone who enjoys this series, will continue to due so, greatly.

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Excellent novel

With only a few missteps concerning Llewellyn's sporadic lack of intelligence and faulty memory, this is one of (if not) the best B&L novel in the series to date. The reader's performance, as always, is excellent and the novel is fast-paced, clever, and filled with suspense. Especially enjoyable was the lack of unnecessary blurb mislabeled as prologue that has plagued too many of the other novels in this series. Highly recommended!

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I really enjoy this series

I found both this book, and the preceding books highly entertaining and enjoyable, the narration is superb, and absolutely appropriate to the characters

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My favorite so far

We are gifted with more information from Mr. Barkers past. I love/hate how it gets trickled out with each book. Thomas growing into a proper inquiry agent and being tested. An old villain or two and a beauty to entice a young man's heart. Mr Ferguson again takes me back in time to England with his wonderful narration.

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Great audio version of a favorite book

I have loved reading the Will Thomas Barker and Lleweyn books. I ordered this book on audible to relive while driving and doing other things. I enjoyed the narration as well as the story.

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Weak Plot

So far I have loved all the other books in the series but this story is transparent and overly complex.

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Another great adventure

Best installment so far for Barker and Llewellyn. This series does not disappoint. My guilty pleasure.

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Great book! As always!

Love the narrator and the book. It’s so nice to have Christian values in this series and NO cussing! It’s so refreshing! Great history lessons in this series as well! Love it!