After the discovery of three savagely murdered bodies in his parish, Brother Athelstan finds himself involved in the hunt for a dangerous killer.
It is clear that two of the victims, a whore and a preacher, surprised an assassin who was then forced to kill them.
But who the third victim is, and why someone has gone to so much trouble to kill him, remains a mystery. And can it really have any connection with Sir John Cranston's attempt to save a women unjustly accused of stabbing a clerk?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, maps
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 05/10/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747260738