This book starts in Londoni in the summer of 1584. Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy, working for the spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State to Elizabeth I,Giordano Bruno suspects he is being pursued by an old enemy, but it is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate of Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name. With Walsingham's approval he leaves with Sophia for Canterbury, but only if he monitors any Catholic plots against the Queen while he is there. Once in Canterbury, that was once England’s greatest center of pilgrimage, Bruno uncovers a more dangerous plot in the making, one that forces him to turn his detective’s skills to the strange case of Saint Thomas Becket, a twelfth-century cardinal of Canterbury Cathedral whose mysterious murder is only matched by the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body. This is a well-written book, extremely enjoyable to read, with a well constructed plot. Even though this the third book in a series of 4. I will be sure to read the other 3 in the series

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