When young Richard Infield rides out one morning he comes across an elderly gypsy lady. As payment for doing her a good turn she reads his fortune. As Richard grows up and becomes a man, the gypsy's predictions of his future seem startlingly accurate. Richard's life is indeed filled with adventure, romance, passion and intrigue. As a simple sea trader on the Sussex coast, Richard shows an aptitude for honesty and hard work, but also for cunning and creativity. Slowly his success increases, to the point where he is noticed by the most powerful men in England: Queen Elizabeth's closest advisors. Now charged with taking on secret and dangerous missions for the Queen herself, Richard must tread carefully if he wants to build the life for himself and his family which he has dreamt of since that day long ago when that grateful and mystic gypsy glimpsed his future.
Used availability for Donald Crighton's The Queen's Secret Agent
July 2015 : UK Paperback