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Involving Plot with Great Characters. Read It! .
on 9 February 2000
Unicorn's Blood lays a web sophisticated enough to keep fans of Le Carre absorbed and stays historically accurate, while inventing characters we can care about. Her heros are never 20th century politically correct, but admirable despite all their 16th century faults and idiosycracies. From the main characters' daring fights and escapes, to the incidental players' acts of conscience, I was holding my breath, cheering, and agonizing for right to prevail.
It is set in Elizabeth's Court and the streets of late 16th Century London and interweaves the real life mystery of how Elizabeth came to execute her cousin, Mary. Finney employs interesting devices such as narration by the "Holy Virgin"/earth goddess. A great read for any fan of espionage, historical mystery, or just great fiction.