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The Plantagenet Vendetta [Kindle Edition]

John Paul Davis
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Book Description

UK Top 200 - #161
UK Top 30 - Thrillers
UK #1 - Historical Thrillers
Australia #1 - Historical Thrillers
US #2 - Historical Thrillers
The Bestselling Thriller From the International Bestselling Author of The Templar Agenda and The Larmenius Inheritance                                                                                                                  
Praise for The Templar Agenda
Can't wait for the new one! - RICHARD DOETSCH, international bestselling author of Thieves of Heaven, Half Past Dawn, and The 13th Hour
John Paul Davis clearly owns the genre of historical thrillers.  - STEVEN SORA, author of The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, The Lost Colony of the Templars, Secret Societies of America's Elite
A well-researched, original and fascinating work - a real page-turner. - GRAHAM PHILLIPS, bestselling author of The End of Eden, Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, Alexander the Great, The Moses Legacy, The Marian Conspiracy, Act of God 
...If John Paul Davis wrote the phone book we'd all be reading it... - KEITH HOUGHTON, international bestselling author of Killing Hope
A clever, absorbing tale...The Templar Agenda grabs you right from the murderous beginning and takes you on a fast-paced, thoroughly researched thrill-ride... - DAVID LEADBEATER, UK #1 bestselling thriller author of The Bones of Odin


England 1485: They were called the Sons of York. They were secretly created during the final hours of the reign of Richard III. Their sole purpose to hunt down and eliminate the descendents of his murderer.
By any means necessary.
Over five hundred years later the long reign of King James III of England comes to an unexpected end. Less than a week later, the bodies of two Cabinet ministers are discovered in a burning car. Though the deaths of all three are initially assumed to be unconnected, a chance arrest in London yields a bizarre confession. And a sinister warning...
Thomas Winchester has been waging war on the enemies of his family ever since graduating from Sandhurst. Youngest nephew of the king, he is celebrated as one of MI5's finest agents - the only man capable of taking on the Royal Family's biggest crisis in recent memory.
Meanwhile, a quiet village in the North York Moors mourns a tragic loss. A young girl has vanished, allegedly the victim of a deranged boy who later committed suicide. A year on, television researcher Jennifer Farrelly is sent to follow up the story. The body was never found, and the girl's parents have not given up hope of finding her alive.
A locked door in the medieval vaults of a remote Yorkshire church hides something strange: something with the potential to expose a previously untold chapter of England's darkest history. As Farrelly's search for the truth causes her to unwittingly cross paths with that of the royals, she and Winchester have no choice but to form a unique alliance to uncover a secret many have died to protect - a secret that still threatens the very foundation of the monarchy...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1236 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HV7NY5I
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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John Paul Davis is the author of four bestselling thriller novels and three historical biographies. His website is

His first novel, The Templar Agenda, an historical thriller, has been ranked in the UK top 20, including top 3 in thrillers and number 1 in religious fiction. It has also appeared in the top 20 in religious fiction on Amazon US. His second thriller, The Larmenius Inheritance, was released in January 2013 and has also appeared at the top of the religious fiction chart, as well as top 50 in thrillers and top 350 overall.

His third thriller, THE PLANTAGENET VENDETTA, has also been a bestseller, including being ranked #161 in the UK chart and Top 30 thrillers. His fourth thriller, The Cortés Enigma, is now available in standalone edition; the first edition formed part of the bestselling HOT BOX box set, that included work by International Bestselling thriller authors David Leadbeater, Mike Wells and Steven Bannister.

His debut work, Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar, has been the subject of international attention, including articles in The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post and Nottingham Evening Post, mentions in USA Today and The Independent and reviews in the Birmingham Post and Medieval History Journal. His second work, Pity for the Guy, is the first full length biography of Guy Fawkes and was featured on "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" in November 2011.

His latest work, The Gothic King - a biography of Henry III, was released in the UK on 9 April 2013.

He is currently working on further thrillers, due to be released in 2015.

He was educated at Loughborough University and lives in Warwickshire.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Plantagenet Vendetta 2 April 2014
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This is another exciting book by John Paul Davis, and like his previous books, I found it compelling reading and hard to put down. The plot centres on present day descendants of the Princes in the Tower, suggesting that they actually survived, rather than the popular assumption that they were murdered. These present day descendants still resent the fact that their ancestors were denied the throne of England, and over the centuries since the time this happened, have plotted against the monarchy in a bid to reclaim their (perceived) birthright. The book explains the historical context well, and then moves to the present day, where the death of the current King is linked to their activities. It centres on investigative work by a TV journalist who uncovers both tombs of Plantagenet ancestors and the activities of their present day descendants. It is also apparent that the plotting will continue, as not all those responsible are arrested, and their sons will take the place of those now behind bars.

As I said at the beginning of the review, I really enjoyed this book, and give it five stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good once you get into it 24 Mar. 2014
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I really liked the story behind this novel and got engrossed once I was into it. I found the early stages a bit distracting when the author used different styles of referring to people i.e. by surname for some and first names for others. It may be a bit pedantic but it distracted me initially from the flow of the story.
Having said that it is a really gripping story and well worth reading and I would certainly read other books along this theme
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling 19 May 2014
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Absolutely appalling. Written with a complete lack of subtlety, unbelievable dialogue and clichéd characters. Life's too short to waste your time on this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story with a twist 7 Mar. 2014
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Very entertaining and worth some late nights reading this book I would recommend it to my friends got a wee bit heavy if you're history is not up to scratch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book I 4 Mar. 2014
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Was spellbound with the story line. Could not put the book down excellent.Recommended to anybody. Left a bit of avoid to fill. Well done.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So, what did happen to the Princes In the Tower? 25 Feb. 2014
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The story centres around the Royal Family, but does not try to incorporate any of today's real family. The king has died, but it appears that foul play was involved. Other deaths in high places have also occurred, and tenuous links start to appear. A young woman reporter is sent to a Yorkshire village to research a follow-up story about a girl's disappearance. As other historic families become involved, the Cousins' War starts to replay, causing confusion to the reporter who realises that the girl's disappearance is somehow linked to the current dispute. This is quite a fast paced story, so concentration is needed to keep track of the different characters. Historical background is given via monologues from various members of the Royal Family and professors, which can slow the flow of the plot but are worth sticking with as they help to make sense of actions that ensue. The authors' notes are worth reading, especially if the reader doesn't have a grasp of medieval English history. An interesting, if highly unlikely, twist on an historical mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too much history! 13 Jun. 2014
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This is an exciting mystery adventure and I did enjoy it. But there is too much convoluted history detail which gets repeated tediously. This adds to the improbability of the plot and takes away from what could be a rollercoaster narrative. Not his finest hour I'm afraid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it so much I bought his other two books 4 July 2014
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Normally read historical fiction and picked this as a curiosity. Did I regret it, defiantly not. This is a page turner, an ingenious plot and story line. I liked it so much I bought his other two books. A very cleaver weave of history and the present.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good romp but a but of a slog too!
A good historical romp BUT.. Caveat emptor.. It is VERY heavy on accurate historical detail. Unless you know who RichardII or Edward begat or how the Monmouth rebellion started &c,... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written
Excellent mystery
Published 25 days ago by TW Herring
4.0 out of 5 stars kings, queens and tv reporters
not what i expected, but a very good read, kept me up late on a couple of nights so had to force myself to put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by phill williams
5.0 out of 5 stars The Plantagenet Vendetta
This book and all subsequent books by John Paul Davies should be recorded on Audibles as soon as possible. The listener would be riveted from first to last, as I was when reading . Read more
Published 2 months ago by liz
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Published 2 months ago by john bellhouse
4.0 out of 5 stars A good holiday read
A fascinating premise, especially in light of the recent rediscovery of the body of Richard III which has reopened the debate about the fate of the Princes in the Tower. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lesley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
weird reading about the past in the present.
Published 3 months ago by blanc sanglier
3.0 out of 5 stars and a fun plot, but the writing in places is pretty ...
Entertaining, and a fun plot, but the writing in places is pretty terrible. I outwardly cringed at times. Good escapism though and I am not sorry I read it.
Published 3 months ago by A. Churchill
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm...
I struggled at first because I was subconsciously unwilling to suspend disbelief. However, once I reconciled my mind to this being just a ripping yarn I found I could enjoy the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by CRL
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
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