|Pages/Publication Date:||368 / 2018|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster.|
London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II sits on the throne. Unskilled and unemployed, Baltasar "Balty" St. Michel gets an interesting job offer from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys: travel to the New World and track down two of the judges responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. In this novel by the author of The Relic Master, Balty finds a strange country filled with Puritans, Quakers, warring tribes of Indians, and rogues of every stripe. Helped by Huncks—an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past—Balty crosses colonial America in search of the missing judges, even as Pepys prepares for a war with the Dutch that England has little chance of winning.