A Masterpiece of Corruption

A Masterpiece of Corruption It is December John Grey has returned to the study of law in London He receives a mysterious invitation which seems to have come from some of his mother s royalist friends possibly members of the

  • Title: A Masterpiece of Corruption
  • Author: L.C. Tyler
  • ISBN: 9781472114969
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is December 1657 John Grey has returned to the study of law in London He receives a mysterious invitation which seems to have come from some of his mother s royalist friends possibly members of the largely ineffectual secret organisation, the Sealed Knot He is amused rather than otherwise that they would think him stupid enough to join them and thinks it may be entIt is December 1657 John Grey has returned to the study of law in London He receives a mysterious invitation which seems to have come from some of his mother s royalist friends possibly members of the largely ineffectual secret organisation, the Sealed Knot He is amused rather than otherwise that they would think him stupid enough to join them and thinks it may be entertaining to tell them so to their faces On arriving at Sir Richard Willys s chambers at Gray s Inn, however, he finds that the invitation was never intended for him to his horror, Grey is warmly greeted as a royalist conspirator sent over from Brussels to murder Oliver Cromwell It soon becomes clear that the man he has been mistaken for is his own father, a long time royalist exile The question is how he can prevent the murder without betraying his father

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    1. Republican John Grey finds himself in all sorts of trouble when the Sealed Knot - the secret organisation working to restore Charles Stuart to England's throne - confuse him with his Royalist father. Trapped between both sides, and expendable to both, Grey is soon up to his eyes in plots and counterplots. Over complicated in places and dry in others, this is nevertheless an intriguing look at the Commonwealth of England in the early 1650s. 3-3.5 stars.

    2. ‘A Masterpiece of Corruption’ by L C TylerPublished by Constable, 14 January 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4721-1496-9It is the winter of 1657. Lawyer John Grey receives a rather mysterious letter at his lodgings in Lincoln’s inn. He is perplexed because the letter is not addressed to him but signed by Mr S K and begs his presence at Gray’s Inn, in the spirit of friendship. John Grey suspects who Mr S K maybe, and that the letter is the result of his meddling mother. He decides to visit Mr S K and n [...]

    3. Mistaken for another man, law student John Grey is summoned to Lincoln's Inn by the mysterious Mr SK. Intrigued he visits and finds himself at the centre of a plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell and restore the monarchy to Commonwealth England. Grey already has history with Mr Thurloe, Cromwell's security advisor, and becomes a double agent. Not sure who to trust, including his own family, Grey is placed in danger and even in The Tower.Generally I am a big fan of historical fiction and this one [...]

    4. I love libraries. One little card can open up worlds of wonder, excitement, education and enjoymentr free!!This book was another chance pick up - knowing I would lose nothing by taking it home for a look.It is a novel but the history is as correct as it can be; as are many of the people and settings. Cromwell and Charles ll are not my forte, which made this book all the more interesting. The central theme is The Sealed Knot Society, which I had a little knowledge of previously. I know a lot more [...]

    5. Another brilliant John Carey novel by L.G. Tyler.His stories are always edge of the seat writings and this is no exception.This involves an assassination of Oliver Cromwell by a secret society named "The Sealed Knot".It also hints that Grey is a double agent - working for both the Roundheads and the Cavaliers.A great read!I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Little, Brown Book Group via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    6. I simply did not enjoy this book tbh, it was slow and generally quite boring, yes it was fast paced as the author claimed and it did have good plots and good twists but it simply wasn't my favourite historical mystery I have read and quite frankly I have read much better in the process. Overall not my favourite read but another to tick off my challenge

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