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The Bear Pit

(2019)
(The fourth book in the Damian Seeker series)
A novel by

 
 
Captain Damian Seeker is busy with the most complex intelligence operation of his career since he started working for Secretary Thurloe. His task is to use double agent Thomas Faithly to infiltrate illegal gambling dens around London, as well as more respectable Royalist circles - like that of diarist John Evelyn.

When Seeker raids one such gambling den, Faithly is arrested along with the gamblers. Also discovered in the raid is the body of a man, chained to a post and with the marks of having been mauled to death by some wild animal. Seeker is convinced it was a bear - but the city's bear pits were closed years ago. Faithly claims no knowledge of the murdered man or how he came to sustain his injuries, but can he be trusted?

A labyrinthine investigation lies before Seeker, involving old friends from Kent's Coffee House as well as new ones - like Lawrence Ingolby, a Yorkshire lad now studying law in London. New enemies will be made as well, and the truth, when it is revealed, will point to a deadly conspiracy coming from the highest levels of the Royalist court. The very life of the Lord Protector is at stake. Will Seeker solve the riddle of the bear pit in time?

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Bear Pit: The Seeker 4
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-78747-357-0 / 978-1-78747-357-7
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Bear Pit: The Seeker 4
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-78747-358-9 / 978-1-78747-358-4
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear Pit: The Seeker 4
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU