Baldwin and Simon uncover a deadly assassination plot in Michael Jecks' latest novel in his hugely popular medieval crime series. 1325: Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Simon Puttock are in France guarding King Edward's son on his perilous journey to meet the French King, Charles IV. But they are unaware that King Edward's wife Isabella is so disaffected that she has begun to plot her revenge. What at first appeared a simple diplomatic mission is in danger of becoming lethally dangerous. Meanwhile, two murders in Paris are causing alarm. Is there a connection between the killings and the shadowy 'King' of thieves? Before long Simon and Baldwin discover that the future of the English crown is at risk, and to protect it they must put their own lives in jeopardy.
Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He lives with his family in northern Dartmoor.