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The Plague Road (A John Grey Historical Mystery) Paperback – 5 Oct 2017
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This 3rd episode has certainly been, just like its predecessors, a terrific enjoy to read, and I hope that it will continue to do so for a long time.
Once more the book has been written in a very entertaining style and with a really humorous twist, so much so that it keeps the reader thrilled and spellbound in following the exploits of John Grey.
The tale is set now, for the time has moved on somewhat, in the year AD 1665, and thus also the year, like the title of the book suggests, the year of the Great Plague.
Now to the story itself in which our main character, the righteous and now successful lawyer John Grey, is summoned by the Secretary of State Lord Arlington to investigate an unexpected admission to the Tothill pit.
This murdered man was known to be carrying a letter from the Duke of York destined for the French ambassador, but that same letter has now vanished and Lord Arlington wants it back, and so for John Grey the task to start investigating and try to find the whereabouts of this dangerous killing letter.
What will follow is a fast-paced adventurous and suspenseful tale in which the good John Grey has to do his utmost to save himself from his enemies who come from different directions while trying to obtain that dangerous document letter, while at the same time by trying hard to stay alive from the Plague.
Highly recommended, for this book is "Another Intriguing & Exciting John Grey Sequel"!
1665, and the Great Plague has London in its grip. Everyone who can has fled and the only sounds are the tolling bells and the incessant cry of 'bring out your dead!'. Where better, then, to hide a murdered man than amongst the corpses on their way to the plague pit?
John Grey, now a successful lawyer, is called in by Secretary of State Lord Arlington to investigate an unexpected admission to the Tothill pit. The man was, before his murder, known to be carrying a letter from the Duke of York to the French ambassador. But the letter has vanished and Arlington wants it.
Grey soon begins to realise why Arlington is prepared to pay well for the document. The contents will compromise not only the duke but many others around him. But Arlington is not the only one trying to recover the letter. Somebody has killed once to try to obtain it - and is prepared to kill again. And Samuel Pepys's offer of help may not be all it seems. So John Grey is forced to set off on a journey through plague-ravaged England to fulfil his commission and keep himself safe from his enemies - if the Plague doesn't get him first.
This was a really good read. John was my favourite character. I loved the talk in these days. Very enjoyable read. Highly recommended. 5*. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book from netgalley.
John Grey our main character who is a lawyer. He is doing ok for himself but would be even better if he could bite his tongue and not shower his customers with sarcastic comments.
John has been sent to recover a mystery letter that his brother and the king require. Although he has absolutely no idea what the letter contains.
John and his secret love Lady Pole travel to Salisbury in order to deliver their letter. Lots of twist and turns and double crossings occur in this journey.
London 1665 is a place people would not recognise. People have fled. The rest live in fear. A terrible desease is spreading like wildfire. When they try to leave they are treated poorly by the other towns as the towns folk do not want the desease spreading there.
The scene of the ill, the deseased and dead leave little to the readers own imagination. The author manages to be graphic enough with the descriptions that it feels like you are there.
It's a rare gift in an author to interweave two stories seamlessly and to do this without excess words that are not needed is rarer. I loved how every word was used perfectly and precisely and there was no need to skim read any of this. I really enjoyed my romp to medieval times.
Thank you the NetGalley, L.C.Tayler and brown book publishing for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review
Happy reading everyone
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