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The Black Friar

(2016)
(The second book in the Damian Seeker series)
A novel by

 
 
Rebellion in the city, and a Royalist spy in his own ranks - Damian Seeker, Captain of Oliver Cromwell's guard, must eradicate both if the fragile Republic is not to fail.

'MacLean skilfully weaves together the disparate threads of her plot to create a gripping tale of crime and sedition in an unsettled city' Sunday Times

'MacLean's light touch portrait of a hard man with a softer core is what makes these books so memorable' The Times

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his absolute power.

In the east end of London, a group of religious fanatics plots rebellion. In the midst of all this, a stonemason uncovers a perfectly preserved body dressed in the robes of a Dominican friar, bricked up in a wall in the crumbling Black Friars.

Ill-informed rumours and speculation abound, but Seeker instantly recognises the dead man. What he must discover is why he met such a hideous end, and what his connection was to the children who have started to disappear from around the city. Unravelling these mysteries is challenging enough, and made still harder by the activities of dissenters at home, Royalist plotters abroad and individuals who are not what they seem...

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Shona MacLean's The Black Friar

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Black Friar: The Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-78206-844-9 / 978-1-78206-844-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Friar: The Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-78206-847-3 / 978-1-78206-847-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Friar: The Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-78206-845-7 / 978-1-78206-845-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Black Friar
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-5100-7404-X / 978-1-5100-7404-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Friar: Damian Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Black Friar: Damian Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Friar: The Seeker 2
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU