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A Tudor thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, renegade monk, philosopher and heretic, for fans of C. J. Sansom and The Name of the Rose Autumn, 1583. Under Elizabethâ??s rule, loyalty is bought with bloodâ?¦ An astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Queen Elizabethâ??s throne is in peril. As Mary Stuartâ??s supporters scheme to usurp the rightful monarch, a young maid of honour is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. The Queenâ??s spymaster, Francis Walsingham, calls on maverick agent Giordano Bruno to infiltrate the plotters and secure the evidence that will condemn them to death. Bruno is cunning, but so are his enemies. His identity could be exposed at any moment. The proof he seeks is within his grasp. But the young womanâ??s murder could point to an even more sinister truthâ?¦

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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  • ISBN: 9780007317752
  • Release date: March 3, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780007317752
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  • Release date: March 3, 2011


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A Tudor thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, renegade monk, philosopher and heretic, for fans of C. J. Sansom and The Name of the Rose Autumn, 1583. Under Elizabethâ??s rule, loyalty is bought with bloodâ?¦ An astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Queen Elizabethâ??s throne is in peril. As Mary Stuartâ??s supporters scheme to usurp the rightful monarch, a young maid of honour is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. The Queenâ??s spymaster, Francis Walsingham, calls on maverick agent Giordano Bruno to infiltrate the plotters and secure the evidence that will condemn them to death. Bruno is cunning, but so are his enemies. His identity could be exposed at any moment. The proof he seeks is within his grasp. But the young womanâ??s murder could point to an even more sinister truthâ?¦

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