By T.F. Banks
For two decades, England and France were at warfare. Now the conflict has come home…
On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s nice battleship HMS Bellerophon. For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the realm into chaos. In London, a few humans clamor for Napoleon’s execution, others for his exile, and nonetheless others for a civil trial on English soil. For one humble London detective, the controversy has grew to become lethal. Bow highway Runner Henry Morton has a homicide to solve--and Napoleon himself is on the middle of the matter.
The sufferer is a Frenchwoman, the mistress of a count number. quickly Morton is racing via a demimonde of French expatriates, Bonapartists, fanatical Royalists, and one very risky, drunken petty criminal. From an unique London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm, the detective enters a covert struggle over Napoleon’s destiny. And amid the betrayal, deception, and homicide, Morton will face a waterloo of his personal.
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Then whilst it appeared to have subsided, he repeated extra quietly. "Who killed her? " "Le comte d'Auvraye and his shadow, Rolles. " "And then your folks, the supporters of Bonaparte, killed the count number in revenge. " Boulot checked out him in boring shock, wiping at his tear-stained cheeks along with his sleeve. "No, no, Bow highway. Le petit comte--the son. Eustache. He killed her. " "Eustache d'Auvraye? He and Rolles? How have you learnt this? " "Because they inform me. They inform me to frighten me, yet i feel them. they are saying the previous guy, the daddy, 'e write a observe to Bow road telling you to come back to 'is 'ouse in Barnes. he'll inform you that Angelique Desmarches used to be a Bonapartist--a secret agent. The outdated guy he could inform you she should have been killed via those that desired to learn about her pals, the opposite Bonapartists. How lengthy wouldn't it 'ave taken then you definitely to discover your strategy to Rolles? no longer lengthy. " "Eustache killed the count number? " " 'E had 'im killed," Boulot acknowledged, as if this have been unimportant. His gaze misplaced concentration. "Do you recognize the irony, Bow highway? they didn't suggest to kill her. simply to discover the issues they should be aware of, yet she throw herself out the window in order that she wouldn't inform. that is why they wanted me, Jean Boulot. i'm really not so courageous. no longer so... engage--committed. i'd inform them what they sought after. yet they can no longer locate me, Bow highway. You needed to do it for them. "I inform you anything. Gervais was once additionally my buddy. and that i additionally betray him, par coincidence. I lead Monsieur Eustache there, to his hiding position, his grange out within the moors. I lead them there, those monstres, this parricide and his little lackey, to the house of my buddy. I had no longer betrayed adequate humans but. For funds I was hoping this previous pal of mine could support us, give you the boat we would have liked, organize our break out to France. yet Gervais is like me, he as soon as used to be a supporter of Bonaparte, who misplaced his religion whilst the fellow he worshipped--the champion of egalite--put a crown on his head. He ran in hassle of the key police and escaped 'ere. He didn't like those royalists and took up an awl to ship them away. yet he didn't be aware of Pierre. Pierre is fou, a killer, a guy who take pride from it. Pierre attacked 'im, and Gervais used to be pressured to kill 'im along with his awl. Rolles and d'Au-vraye, they carried pistols and &" He rubbed his trembling arms over his face, head bowed. achieving out, he snatched up the uncorked bottle, yet back he stopped. He in basic terms cradled it in his hand, nearly tenderly. Morton took out his personal pistols and laid them at the desk. "What is it you do, Bow road? " "What each constable has been knowledgeable to do: guarantee himself of his guns at such occasions. the place are d'Auvraye and Rolles? Do they truly imagine they could shoot Bonaparte at the deck of His Majesty's send? they are going to by no means break out! " Boulot closed his eyes and shook his head slowly. "You don't see it but, Bow road. you return all this fashion doing all of your responsibility, yet you don't comprehend. My betrayal is extra whole than that. it truly is virtually excellent in its scale. You keep in mind that evening outdoor my rooms, the lads you met?