Cruel as the Grave (Justin de Quincey, Book 2) (UK Edition) by Sharon Penman

By Sharon Penman

Advert 1193. England lies uneasy, a land with out a king. Richard the Lionheart has no longer back from campaign, his brother John conspires to usurp the crown. at the throne, within the Lionheart's stead, sits Eleanor of Aquitaine. She is set to avoid the outbreak of civil battle, yet there are few she will belief. Justin de Quincy - a guy with out identify or land - is among the few.

April: Richard the Lionheart languishes in an Austrian dungeon, prisoner of the Holy Roman Emperor. whereas Eleanor of Aquitaine searches for how to loose her eldest son, her youngest plots to grab the crown. while John seizes Windsor citadel, Eleanor summons her relied on agent, Justin de Quincy, to do the most unlikely - mediate a truce together with her insurgent son.

De Quincy can't yet heed his Queen's call for, yet he's already ensnared in one other topic: the tough homicide of a tender woman, daughter of an itinerant Welsh peddler. he's decided to carry her killer to justice and not anything, now not even the specter of warfare, can continue him from pursuing her assassin.

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Could Lucky have come back without telling anyone? Her neighbor had moved in a couple of weeks ago, after all. And the Whisper Falls area was pretty isolated, a good place to keep to oneself—which was exactly why she’d chosen it. Still, it made no sense. If Lucky had come home to Destiny, why wouldn’t he contact his family? And she certainly saw Rachel and Mike often enough to know nothing monumental like that had occurred. ” he asked, eyes narrowed slightly. Oh crap. Not really. I’ve lost Amy’s cat.

Something-or-other on it.  . ” Rachel simply shook her head, clearly still trying to absorb it. “What did he say? Why is he back? ” “I don’t know,” Tessa explained, “because he didn’t say much. And I wasn’t sure I should ask him or even let him know I recognized him.  . ” Now Rachel gasped, too. ” Then she gritted her teeth. “God, if this is really him, should you be living next door to him? Out there in the middle of nowhere? ” Tessa cast a dry look. ” Rachel appeared deadly serious. ” “Yes, I know that.

Knightley likes to play with yarn. ” Shut up, shut up, shut up. “Afraid I haven’t unpacked my knitting basket yet,” he said, his dry tone confirming what she already knew: Biker dudes didn’t have yarn, red or otherwise. Only then he looked over his shoulder, toward his house. ” And as he turned and walked away, toward his house, she realized his T-shirt didn’t only advertise Harley Davidson. On the back, in red lettering, were the words Lucky’s Custom Bike Painting. Holy crap. She’d been right.

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