This is the third book in Patrick Easter's series following the adventures of Tom Pascoe. Set in the early nineteenth century, it is set largely in London, and time and place are well drawn. This volume follows on from the previous one, and Tom is still grieving, largely in company with a bottle. He follows a conspiracy related to the previous volumes, and the twists and turns are well developed, although sometimes a little obvious. I did become a little tired of Tom's alcohol problems, but all in all, a good read, and I will certainly be reading the next episode.
I read the first book (watermen) in paperback and really enjoyed the detail and fast pace of the fictitious, believable tales of that era. I was at a lost to find the two sequels, until I got my kindle (well they don't go out of print) and embarked on the continuation of the tales in the same detail and fast pace. Excellent, most enjoyable reads. Will there be another?
I started to read this series after a recommendation from Amazon and am happy they did so. The story is set at a period of history I am interested in, which helps. I've found all three books very readable with twists and turns to keep a feeling of freshness
An addictive series and Patrick brings you his best with this, the third in the series. Tom Pascoe is a interesting character and Patrick writes about the time that fascinates me. Excellent story, fast-paced and engages the reader until the last page. A must for all historical fiction fans.