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Traitor

(2012)
(The fourth book in the John Shakespeare series)
A novel by

 
 
The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets - its operative William Ivory, known as the 'Queen's Eye', and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety. But his mission is far from straightforward. Dee's host, the Earl of Derby, cousin to Elizabeth, is dying in agony, apparently poisoned. Who wants him dead and why? What lies behind the lynching of the recusant priest Father Matthew Lamb? And what exactly is the connection between these events and the mysterious and beautiful Lady Eliska? While Shakespeare attempts to untangle a plot that points to treachery at the very highest reaches of government, he also faces serious accusations far closer to home. With so much at stake, must he choose between family and his duty to Queen and country? Moving from the Catholic heartlands of Lancashire to a vagabond camp in the heart of England, and from the deck of Admiral Frobisher's flagship off the Brittany coast to the secret meetings of Elizabeth's closest associates, Traitor is award-winning writer Rory Clements' most intriguing and compelling novel to date.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Rory Clements's Traitor

Hardback Editions

April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Traitor: John Shakespeare 4
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-429-4 / 978-1-84854-429-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traitor: John Shakespeare 4
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-432-4 / 978-1-84854-432-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traitor: John Shakespeare 4
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-430-8 / 978-1-84854-430-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: Traitor
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 0-85735-690-9 / 978-0-85735-690-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing (CD)
Availability: Amazon   


January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Traitor
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Traitor
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Traitor
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Traitor: A John Shakespeare Mystery
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Witness Impulse
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April 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Traitor: John Shakespeare 4
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU