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London, 1728. Tom Hawkins is headed to the gallows, accused of murder. Gentlemen don't hang, and Tom's damned if he'll be the first. He may not be much of a gentleman, but he is innocent. He just always finds his way into a spot of bad luck.

It's hard to say when Tom's troubles began. He was happily living in sin with his beloved, Kitty Sparks, though their neighbors were certainly less pleased about that. He probably shouldn't have told London's most cunning criminal mastermind that he was "bored and looking for adventure". Nor should he have offered to help the king's mistress in her desperate struggles with a brutal and vindictive husband. And he definitely shouldn't have trusted the calculating Queen Caroline. She's promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue, but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man. Now Tom must scramble to save his life and protect those he loves. But as the noose tightens, his time is running out.

©2015 Antonia Hodgson (P)2016 Tantor

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"Those who relish their historical action fast and vivid will enjoy...." (Library Journal)

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Good Story, but did not care about the narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

good, read, interesting.. the reader of the story was too distracting from the actual characters thus made listening somewhat uneasy.

Would you listen to another book narrated by John Lee?

No, but bought another book read by John Lee (not realizing ) and could not even finish listening to the story, Sorry to say..