A Fugitive Englishman
Edwin James reaches the height of his professional
career in the law when, on the brink of being knighted, legal scandals and debt force him to flee England with his new bride and attempt to establish a new career in America.
There, his involvement with the most sensational actress of the day soon destroys his marriage, and he quickly finds himself recruited into Colonel Lafayette Baker’s Secret Detective Service investigating Fenian activity in New York’s hell-hole, the Five Point. And it isn’t long before he joinsforces with former political assassin, Carlos Rudio, in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, the murderer of President Lincoln.
Forced to work with corrupt judges and policemen in
New York he becomes involved with the most
notorious fraudsters of the day, and always in the
background lie the lurking dangers that arise from the
shadows of his scandalous past, shadows that
threaten to rise up and engulf him once more….!
Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with
over sixty novels to his name. A former college
principal and inspector of schools, he now runs
business training programmes and lives in the North
of England, where he sets many of his books.
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