SOLDIERS OF THE KING
A Robert Curtis Mystery
A DEADLY ACCIDENT... OR WAS IT? An experienced gamekeeper is killed by the Archbishop of Canterbury while hunting with King James. Determined to be an accident, Captain of Royal Cuirassiers, Robert Curtis, is bothered by a simple question: Why was an experienced gamekeeper in the wrong place? Robert uncovers new evidence, a crossbow arrow in a tree above where the King was waiting. Was King James the real target? Robert’s search for the mysterious gamekeeper leads him into the company of England’s secret Catholics. A world of priest holes, safehouses, and persecution. The beautiful Lady Montclair introduces Robert to influential Catholic nobles. Fearing civil war, they support Robert’s search for zealots determined to return England to Catholicism by assassination, terror, or force. Robert is torn between his investigation and struggling to fulfill his Anglican priestly duties. Can Robert establish the trust of his Catholic tenants and volunteers? Will Robert find and capture the plotters before King James visits for a stag hunt and review of his company of Royal Cuirassiers? Or has Robert’s invitation put His Majesty’s life in danger again?