Lethal Pursuit by Will Thomas audiobook

Lethal Pursuit

By Will Thomas
Read by Antony Ferguson

Tantor Audio 9781250170408

The Barker and Llewelyn Series: Book 11

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London, 1892—Cyrus Barker is brought into a game of international espionage by the Prime Minister himself in the newest mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it's in England's interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands. The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can—attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles—to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker.

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Summary

London, 1892—Cyrus Barker is brought into a game of international espionage by the Prime Minister himself in the newest mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series.

Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street.

The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it's in England's interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands.

The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can—attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles—to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A cohesive tale brimming with thrills, snarky humor, and rich history…It’s just as fun and exciting as the previous installments.” Criminal Element
“The author is so talented that the novel works both as an enjoyable romp and as a comment on Victorian issues both societal and political…Even the most observant reader will be surprised at the final twists and turns.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“From the first words, the first scene, narrator Antony Ferguson delivers an intense Victorian spy thriller that is interspersed with swaths of dialogue and internal discourse…Ferguson imbues Agent Barker with a smooth Scots accent, which contrasts with Llewelyn’s lilting Welsh tones. Ferguson also produces a mix of high- and low-class British accents, audibly contrasting them with the accents of Italy, France, Germany, and Austria.” AudioFile
“Think a Victorian-era Archie Goodwin narrating the exploits of a sleuth with an Indiana Jones-esque penchant for derring-do…There is really nothing out there quite like it.” BookPage

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Author Bio: Will Thomas

Author Bio: Will Thomas

Will Thomas is the author of the Barker and Llewelyn series, including Anatomy of Evil and Fatal Enquiry, as well as The Black Hand, The Hellfire Conspiracy, The Limehouse Text, To Kingdom Come, and the Shamus and Barry Award–nominated Some Danger Involved. He lives in Oklahoma.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English