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    • ISBN:9781444721041
    • Publication date:23 Oct 2014

The Tudor Vendetta

By Christopher Gortner

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THE TUDOR VENDETTA is the final book in the ELIZABETH'S SPYMASTER trilogy.

November, 1558: Elizabeth I has ascended the throne but the first days of her reign are already fraught with turmoil, the kingdom weakened by past strife and her ability to rule uncertain.

When Brendan Prescott, her intimate spy, returns to court at the new queen's behest, he soon finds himself thrust into a deadly gambit against his old foe, Robert Dudley. But Elizabeth has an even more dangerous assignation in store for him when her favoured lady-in-waiting, Lady Parry, vanishes in Yorkshire.

Sent from court to a crumbling manor that may hold the key to Lady Parry's disappearance, Brendan becomes the quarry of an elusive stranger with a vendetta- one that could expose both Brendan's own secret past and a long-hidden mystery that will bring about Elizabeth's doom.

Biographical Notes

C.W. Gortner is half-Spanish by birth and spent his formative years in southern Spain, where his lifelong fascination with history began. His books have garnered international acclaim and been translated into fourteen languages to date. He divides his time between Northern California and Antigua, Guatemala. He welcomes visitors at: www.cwgortner.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781444720891
  • Publication date: 23 Oct 2014
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
A fascinating tale of young Elizabeth in danger at her sister's court. Fast-paced and exciting, with beautifully researched historical details and a most engaging hero, this story is so vivid you feel you are there! — Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series on THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY
In Gortner's skillful hands, plots and counterplots come to seething life . . . Lovers of Tudor history and suspense fiction will be riveted by this swift-paced, sexy, enthralling novel. — Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown, on THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY
Gortner has done it again! Intrigue at the Tudor court never looked more lethal than in his capable hands, as forbidden desires and deadly rivalries turn sister against sister and plunge our bold hero into a labyrinth of deceit. Full of breathtaking action, dark twists, and unexpected revelations, this is an unputdownable read!' — Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti on THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY
Gortner handles action with aplomb, adding a riveting, fast-paced thriller to the crowded genre of Tudor fiction. — Publishers Weekly on THE TUDOR SECRET
Even Tudor fans who know the main players and historical backdrop will be captivated by Gortner's storytelling and his engaging hero . . . Grabbing reader interest [with] the quick pace and lush historical references. This novel is both entertaining and thoughtful. — Romantic Times on THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY
Brilliantly executed plot and three-dimensional characters . . . highly recommended. — Historical Novels Review on THE TUDOR SECRET
An exciting, vividly rendered story of intrigue and espionage. — Book List on THE TUDOR SECRET
If you're looking for a book that will pull you back into the Tudors, this one is a good choice. — Bookreporter.com on THE TUDOR SECRET
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