Bristling with treachery, death and intrigue, The Tudor Conspiracy is the new novel in the 'Elizabeth's Spymaster' series from the acclaimed author of The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, writing here as Christopher Gortner.
1553: a harsh winter buffets the realm. Mary Tudor has become queen and her enemies are imprisoned in the Tower, but rumours of a plot to depose her swirl around the one person many consider to be England's heir and only hope - her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth.
Brendan Prescott's foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings news that sends Brendan back to London on a dangerous mission. Intent upon trying to save Elizabeth, he soon finds himself working as a double-agent for Mary herself.
Plunged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a shadowy opponent who hides a terrifying secret, Brendan races against time to retrieve a cache of the princess's private letters, even as he begins to realize that in this dark world of betrayal and deceit - where power is supreme and sister can turn against sister - nobody can be trusted.
'Gortner has again produced a richly detailed book that is hard to put down.' Historical Novels Review on The Queen's Vow.
Disturbing royal secrets and court manipulations wickedly twist this enthralling story, brilliantly told. - Publishers Weekly on The Last Queen
Gortner has again produced a richly detailed book that is hard to put down. - Historical Novels Review on The Queen's Vow
Compelling... a riveting blend of passion, power and betrayal. - Inside Soap on The Last Queen