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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical mysteries, Thriller / suspense, Adventure

Once every 1,000 years, a great adventure comes along...

Freedom in eleventh-century France, it is a luxury enjoyed by only the King and nobility. For the serf, it is surely worth fighting for. But is it worth dying for?

Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh DeLuc discovers that his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted. The dark riders came in the dead of night, like devils, wearing no colours but black crosses on their chests, leaving no clue as to who they are. Knights they may be, but honour and chivalry are not part of their code. They search for a relic, one worth more than any throne in Europe, and no man can stand in their way. Until Hugh, taking on the role of a jester, is able to infiltrate the enemy's castle where he believes his wife is being held captive. And when a man is fighting for freedom for his wife, and for everything he holds dear he will prove a formidable opponent.

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James Patterson

James T. Patterson is Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of Restless Giant, Brown V. Board of Education, and the Bancroft Prize-winning Grand Expectations: The United States 1945-1974. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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