The Emperor's Assassin: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner (Dell Mystery)

The Emperor's Assassin: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner (Dell Mystery)

T.F. Banks


For two decades, England and France were at battle. Now the conflict has come home…

On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s nice battleship HMS Bellerophon. For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the realm into chaos. In London, a few humans clamor for Napoleon’s execution, others for his exile, and nonetheless others for a civil trial on English soil. For one humble London detective, the controversy has grew to become lethal. Bow road Runner Henry Morton has a homicide to solve--and Napoleon himself is on the middle of the matter.

The sufferer is a Frenchwoman, the mistress of a count number. quickly Morton is racing via a demimonde of French expatriates, Bonapartists, fanatical Royalists, and one very risky, drunken petty criminal. From an unique London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm, the detective enters a covert conflict over Napoleon’s destiny. And amid the betrayal, deception, and homicide, Morton will face a waterloo of his personal.

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