Cold-blooded murder has transformed Simon Puttock's official obligation into something horrid, and he will need the able assistance of his friend, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, to draw a criminal out. A former Knight Templar, Sir Baldwin knows much of duty and servitude and of evil freely indulged in the name of godliness or greed. Now, justice must be served, even if their search exposes extortion, foul corruption, rule by fear, and killers willing, even eager, to shed more blood.
©1996 Michael Jecks; (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd.
Yes, good story and colourful characters
I am a big Michael Jecks fan and Sir Baldwin and Simon Puttock are my favourite historical crime solvers
Although it sounds odd a greater understanding of the class system of the time with the accents and speech patterns of the characters
While the country recovers from war and famine two men still look out for those who are murdered
A good story told at a good pace. Not one of the best from the series and could have been a little more 'atmospheric'. But Jecks researches his subject matter well and his characters are believable and real. Maybe more realism if good does not always win over bad as was more often the case in times past (and even today) but then I guess there would be no 'satisfactory' conclusion.
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