By Bruce Holsinger
London, 1385. Surrounded by way of ruthless courtiers—including his robust uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's crafty mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's younger king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard throughout London, stated to originate from an historical e-book that prophesies the ends of England's kings—including Richard's assassination. just a couple of strong males understand that the cryptic strains derive from a "burnable book," a seditious paintings that threatens the steadiness of the area. to discover the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a qualified dealer in details with connections excessive and low.
Gower discovers a conspiracy that reaches from the king's courtroom to London's slums—and almost certainly implicates Gower's personal son. because the intrigue deepens, it turns into transparent that John Gower, a guy with secrets and techniques of his personal, may possibly carry the main to saving the king, and England itself.
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Extra resources for A Burnable Book (John Gower, Book 1)
Five million dollars. “We pay, you give us back Quinlan? ” “You pay…” No more laughter now, just that dark rasp. ” Max ordered as his heart slammed into his chest. “Before I do anything, I want proof. I want—” Click. “Proof,” he whispered and tossed the cell phone into the closest garbage dump. They always wanted proof. He hurried back to his car, air puffing out in front of him. As he reached for the door, his gaze shot to the black gloves covering his fingers. Proof. He smiled. He knew just what piece he’d send to the big brother asshole.
But she wasn’t the same woman any longer, and staring into Frank’s gaze, she realized that this guy—with his power, his money, and his arrogance—didn’t scare her. When you’ve already faced the devil, a pompous jerk is nothing. “Haven’t you read the papers? Didn’t you see what happened to Jeremy Briar when he was taken? This—this seems like the same kind of—” Frank waved his fat fingers in the air. “It’s a copycat. ” Frank’s eyes, if possible, narrowed more. “Little bastard just hit me up for cash.
No, no, he wasn’t the one who’d made the mistakes. That had been the old bastard. She took his beer from him. Enjoyed a long, slow drink. ” Her index finger traced around the rim of the beer bottle. ” Her fingers rubbed over the rim once more. ” Max demanded, fury still heating his blood. Samantha blinked at him with her wide, dark eyes. Picking up another man? Shit, I should have known that I was just one in a line for her. Should have known. When she didn’t answer, he spun around and found the red VW at the end of the street.
A Burnable Book (John Gower, Book 1) by Bruce Holsinger