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The Traitors\' Gate

The Traitors' Gate

(2007)
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John Huffam is sure the tall man's beard is false. He's sure of little else in November 1849, the year he is fourteen, the year his father is sentenced to London's Whitecross Street Prison.

Maybe the man following John -- who claims to be one Inspector Copperfield -- can explain why. Surely, Pa isn't prepared to reveal the truth, any more than the jovial bailiff, Mr. Tuckum, who knows something, but remains mum. Or the little Frenchman, Mr. Farquatt, who courts John's sister but seems most keen on Pa's work at the Naval Ordinance Office. Or Mr. O'Doul, the Irishman who insists Pa owes him the unimaginable sum of three hundred pounds.

Or what of the one-legged, single-mindedly fierce Sergeant Muldspoon, John's teacher? What about the boy's great-great-aunt, Lady Euphemia Huffam, who could pay the debt but won't for reasons of her own? What about the secretive Mr. Snugsbe of All Hallows Church, who hides himself away in the City's most voluminous coat?

Then there's Chief Inspector Ratchet of Scotland Yard, who is after somebody for some crime or other. True, John has a new friend and ally in Sary the Sneak...but what has even she got up her sleeve?

What John learns on his own is that there's a traitor on the loose, somewhere. And he must uncover the villain -- no matter who it might be.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Traitors' Gate (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-689-85335-1 / 978-0-689-85335-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Traitors' Gate (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-689-85336-X / 978-0-689-85336-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Traitors' Gate
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Traitors' Gate (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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