A Spectacle of Corruption: A Novel

A Spectacle of Corruption: A Novel

David Liss


Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist grew to become inner most investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper.

Moments after his conviction for a homicide he didn't devote, at a tribulation presided over by means of a pass judgement on made up our minds to discover him to blame, Benjamin Weaver is accosted through a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a dossier into his fingers. right away he knows issues: an individual had long gone to loads of difficulty to work out him condemned to hang—and one other both mysterious agent is set to determine him free.

So begins A Spectacle of Corruption, which heralds the go back of Benjamin Weaver, the hero of A Conspiracy of Paper. After a bold get away from eighteenth-century London’s so much infamous criminal, Weaver needs to face one other problem: the best way to end up himself blameless of a criminal offense whilst the corrupt courts have already proven they wish in basic terms to determine him cling. to find the reality and transparent his identify, he'll need to comprehend the motivations at the back of a mystery scheme to extort a clergyman, discover double-dealings within the unrest between London’s dockworkers, and disclose the conspiracy that hyperlinks the plot opposed to him to the looming nationwide election—an election with the aptitude to spark a revolution and topple the monarchy. 

Unable to teach his face in public, Weaver pursues his inquiry within the guise of a prosperous service provider who seeks to contain himself within the political scene. yet he quickly unearths that the area of well mannered society and politics is full of schemers and plotters, males who pursue riches and power—and those that search to come back the son of the deposed king to the throne. Desperately navigating a labyrinth of politicians, crime lords, assassins, and spies, Weaver learns that, in an election 12 months, little is what it sort of feels and the reality comes at a staggeringly excessive cost.

Once back, acclaimed writer David Liss combines historic erudition with secret, complicated characterization, and a charming feel of humor. A Spectacle of Corruption offers perception into our personal international of political scheming, and it firmly establishes David Liss as the best writers of highbrow suspense at paintings this day.

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