The Emperor's Assassin
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The Emperor's Assassin

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For twenty years, England and France have been at war. Now the war has come home…

On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s great battleship HMS Bellerophon. For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the world into chaos. In London, some people clamor for Napoleon’s execution, others for his exile, and still others for a civil trial on English soil. For one humble London detective, the debate has turned deadly. Bow Street Runner Henry Morton has a murder to solve--and Napoleon himself is at the heart of the matter.

The victim is a Frenchwoman, the mistress of a count. Soon Morton is racing through a demimonde of French expatriates, Bonapartists, fanatical Royalists, and one very dangerous, drunken petty crook. From an exotic London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm, the detective enters a covert war over Napoleon’s fate. And amid the betrayal, deception, and murder, Morton will face a waterloo of his own.

Title:The Emperor's Assassin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0440240840
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:321 pages

    The Emperor's Assassin Reviews

  • LJ
    Sep 10, 2007

    For twenty years, England and France have been at war. Now the war has come home…On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s great battleship HM...

  • Barb
    Mar 27, 2008

    I enjoyed the second installment of 'Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner' The Emperor's Assassin, featuring our heroic and charismatic Henry Morton but this story left me feeling like I barely saw Morton.....

  • Ronni B. Wolfe
    Aug 27, 2016

    2nd book in an enjoyable new Bow Street Runners/ Regency time period seriesFound 2nd book, then pulled up 1st to read in sequence. Interesting characters & developing connections between the classes. ...

  • Vic
    Apr 23, 2009

    T.F. Banks = Sean Russell, one of my old time favorite writers. I am sorry to say I found this story unable to hold my attention or create any sense of excitement. It is a marvelous period piece and I...

  • Judie
    Dec 19, 2012

    I loved this book up until page 200 and then it became a series of coach chases - I skipped a lot of pages and did read the end - which does contain a good twist - it was simply too long. I felt the a...

  • Spitz
    Dec 21, 2011

    This series appears to have ended with only two installments. My disappointment is mitigated by finding that the author has more books of a sea-faring nature under the name Sean Russell from the same ...

  • Dianne
    Sep 23, 2013

    I had a harder time getting into this one than the first book. Although, once I was interested at the end, I was surprised that there were no more books in the series. It seems that it was set up to c...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 03, 2007

    I was really disappointed in this book, especially since the premise (assassination of Napoleon on a ship off the coast of England) was so good, but YAWN, I was bored silly. Too bad, since I really lo...

  • Janet Windeguth
    May 07, 2009

    Big on doses of political theory, short on plot. I’m sure there are people out there who are fascinated by Napolean-era political maneuverings of Royalists and Bonapartistes, but I’m not one of th...

  • Sherelyn Ernst
    Nov 18, 2014

    Well-paced, interesting characters and period details; well-told but not literary. This is a good "relief" read if you need to break up something heavier....