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The protector

The protector

Deas, S. J., 1968- author

Autumn, 1646. The First Civil War is over, and England licks its wounds. But the killing is not yet done. William Falkland, former favourite of King Charles turned reluctant investigator for Oliver Cromwell, seeks his missing family. Time and again his hopes are destroyed, and Cromwell is not yet finished with his intelligencer. Summoned to London, Falkland is introduced to a young man of letters, a polemicist and pamphleteer by the name of John Milton. His cherished sister, Anne, has vanished, apparently abducted by supporters of the king. Falkland's task - to identify the culprit and return Anne unharmed - will lead him to a brutal murder buried in the maelstrom of the war, to a ruined Lincolnshire manor house, and to a secret that must be snuffed out at all costs

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Headline, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: S.J. Deas
ISBN: 1472217020, 9781472217028
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 327 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Milton, John, 1608-1674 Fiction.; Great Britain History Charles I, 1625-1649 Fiction.; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 Fiction.

Author note

S.J. Deas was born in 1968. He once set fire to Wales. Well, one bit of Wales. Twice. When not burning principalities he managed to study theoretical physics at Cambridge, get a job at BAE, marry and have two children. He now lives in Essex.