Death’s Bright Angel

A great fire in the summer of 1666…but not, initially, in London. Matthew Quinton helps to lead an attack on a Dutch anchorage and island, burning ships and houses alike, before returning home to deputise for his sick brother, one of Charles II’s most trusted spymasters, in trying to hunt down a desperate gang of mercenaries, who seem to be engaged in some deadly but mysterious plot. With an unlikely and alluring new ally, Matthew begins a race against time to prevent England’s enemies doing their worst – but time runs out in the early hours of 2 September 1666, when a fire breaks out in Pudding Lane in the City of London…

As well as providing a fast-paced narrative set against the backdrop of the Great Fire of London, Death’s Bright Angel also contains a detailed historical investigation into some of the most mysterious aspects of the Fire, presenting previously unknown evidence which suggests that the ‘official’ story of an accident in a bakery might not be the whole truth.