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The bear pit

Author: Shona MacLean
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Spy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Damian Seeker, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shona MacLean
ISBN: 9781787473577 9781787473584 1787473570 1787473589
OCLC Number: 1104041305
Description: 410 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: S.G. MacLean.

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