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S. J. Parris and Stephanie Merritt


The fifth historical thriller featuring Giordano Bruno


Paris, 1585. United by fear. Divided by blood.

Heretic-turned-spy Giordano Bruno arrives in Paris to find a city on the edge of catastrophe. King Henri III lives in fear of a coup by the Duke of Guise and his fanatical Catholic League, and the threat of another massacre on the streets.

In need of a patron, Bruno approaches an old rival, Father Paul Lefèvre. But when the priest is found murdered, Bruno is drawn into a deadly web of political plots and court intrigue. And watching over his shoulder is the King’s mother, Catherine de Medici, with her harem of beautiful spies.

When murder strikes again, this time at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who is protecting a terrible secret, and a conspiracy that could topple the royal houses of France and England, plunging Europe into war. Bruno must expose the truth - or be silenced for good…


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