Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling 'Ratcatcher'. Matthew Hawkwood. Soldier, spy, lover -- a man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts. The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he's not wanted, in the most forbidding places... show more
Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling 'Ratcatcher'. Matthew Hawkwood. Soldier, spy, lover -- a man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts. The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he's not wanted, in the most forbidding places London has to offer: its graveyards and the rank, sinister halls of Bedlam, the country's most notorious lunatic asylum. There are missing bodies all around -- dead and alive. 'Resurrection men' serve the demands of the city's surgeons by stealing corpses -- and creating a few of their own along the way. Far more worrying is the escape from Bedlam of a very unusual inmate: one Colonel Titus Xavier Hyde, an obsessive, gifted surgeon whose insanity is only matched by his dark intelligence. And this twisted genius has a point to prove. Which will mean plenty more work for the gravediggers!
Publish date: September 30th 2007
Pages no: 554
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Hawkwood (#2)
James McGee takes us to the dark and murky streets of Napoleonic War-Era 19th Century London, England, and the reader is right there with all the sights, sounds, smells and feels of the period. I did not get a chance to read the first book, but I was thrilled to find this at the library, since a fr...
Interesting stuff, although packed with too much flowery descriptions - he has done his homework well, the medical history stuff is great and he doesn't ram it down our throats. I liked the hero too.
G:mainline ficJames McGee - Resurrectionist. Home fraudio. This is the second in the series and if it's half way as good as the first (Ratcatcher) I shall be very pleased.OOOH but you need a strong tummy for this read but it is fun, I absolutely love it; even the gratuitous carnality can make you s...