Facing the threat of King Philip’s Enterprise of England – Spanish invasion and annexation of the country – Sir Francis Walsingham’s secret service spreads a network of agents across Europe. After caring for hundreds of maimed and wounded soldiers returning from the fall of Sluys, young physician and code-breaker Christoval Alvarez is sent on two dangerous missions to Amsterdam, where, amongst the friendly Hollanders, treason and treachery lurk. Christoval’s ship, sailing home, plays its part in the great sea battle in which the small and inexperienced English navy must confront the most powerful sea force in the world.
“A great follow-up to the first book in this excellent series. Ann Swinfen’s knowledge of the period and her mastery of plot and character are second-to-none. This is just what an historical novel should be, and I’m already eagerly looking forward to the next instalment.” Online Review
[The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez: Book 2]