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By Bruce Holsinger

London, 1385. Surrounded by means of ruthless courtiers—including his robust uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's crafty mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's younger king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard throughout London, acknowledged to originate from an historic publication that prophesies the ends of England's kings—including Richard's assassination. just a couple of strong males recognize that the cryptic strains derive from a "burnable book," a seditious paintings that threatens the soundness of the world. to discover the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a qualified dealer in details with connections excessive and low.

Gower discovers a conspiracy that reaches from the king's courtroom to London's slums—and very likely implicates Gower's personal son. because the intrigue deepens, it turns into transparent that John Gower, a guy with secrets and techniques of his personal, could carry the most important to saving the king, and England itself.

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I saw Wallace Langston talking to a cop and jotting down some notes on a spiral pad. Wallace didn't get out of bed for The Guilty 27 many stories. He left that to his city desk. But this wasn't just New York front-page news, this was a national headline. The kind of tawdry story that Paulina Cole and the Dispatch would be sopping up with a biscuit and squeezing dry. I hadn't seen Paulina Cole in months, and I prayed she wasn't here tonight. I didn't need any distractions. Paulina Cole had once been a top reporter at the Gazette but left after penning a series of controversial yet shockingly popular articles where she insinuated that my murder accusation was merely the next story in a succession of young journalists whose names always ended up in brighter lights than their stories.

I want to talk to the ballistics department," I said. " Wallace asked. "Athena was killed by a high-powered rifle shot from a rooftop three blocks away, and the killer left a message he wanted to be found. This is as premeditated as it gets, and was executed with careful consideration. No doubt the murder weapon will fit into that. " Wallace said. Jack scratched his beard. It looked a little darker than it had the last few days, the brown a little more, er, not gray. With our coverage of the Paradis murder, we were going to sell a lot of papers.

M. She asked if I'd meet her for a drink. To talk about stuff. We'd never really had a chance to say goodbye, she'd said. I told her we did. And still she kept calling. "Hehlo? " "Yes, Mya," I whispered, watching to see if Amanda would wake up. " I waited. She said nothing. " "Oh, stop it," she said, and I could picture her waving her hand dismissively. "You're not sleeping now. It's early, silly. " I felt Amanda stir, her eyes fluttering open. " "It's me," I said softly. "Go back to sleep. " "Again?

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