"Thrills and spills aplenty" (SFSITE)
"Another cracking, and (dare I say it), 'Swyfte' read... Recommended" (SFFWORLD)
From the Back Cover
1593: Queen Elizabeth's trusted spymaster Walsingham has been dead for two years.
As London's streets succumb to the plague, so suspicion and mistrust infect the court and government. No one feels safe. Even the celebrated swordsman, adventurer and philanderer, Will Swyfte, must watch his back.
Then his friend and colleague, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, is killed in a pub brawl. Will is convinced it was an assassination and he goes in pursuit of Kit's killer, but it soon becomes clear that some in positions of power and influence are not what they seem.
Behind the growing fear and paranoia, Will detects the malign machinations of England's hidden enemy, the Unseelie Court. With these supernatural devils closing in, the country's greatest spy faces a stark choice: uncover the true nature and intention of this vile conspiracy - or face the executioner's axe...