This remarkable book by Susanna Gregory is the 7th volume of the wonderful Thomas Chaloner series.
At the beginning of the book Thomas finds himself in Tangier, North Africa, to investigate a case of corruption when his master the Earl of Clarendon summons him back to London.
The reason for his return to London is to investigate in and around Piccadilly the theft of material from Clarendon's sumptuous new house.
Alongside this investigation Thomas is thrust into extra investigations involving threats of assassination, a stolen corpse and a scheme to frame the Queen for treason.
What will occur is that all these investigations are connected with each other concerning the unfinished Clarendon House.
Because of all these connections it makes Thomas Chaloner realise that all the violence, intrigue and corruption he has witnessed on the North African coast has its roots in the heart of the capital's establishment.
What follows is another gripping story full of historical detail and with a lot of suspense about power, treachery and murder during Charles II's reign in 1664, and this story has a great plot which will unfold in a most thrilling way.
An exciting Thomas Chaloner novel!