2010 "First U.S. edition" stated; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishers, Boston, New York; hardbound in Persian green and green boards with fine gilt lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
Charles II has been restored to the English throne for one year. He presides over a court swirling with intrigue, where friends and enemies mingle and conspire. Matthew Quinton is from a family loyal to their monarch. Pressed for time and facing evidence of yet another plot against his person, the king gives Quinton command of a ship and tasks him with a delicate mission: to sail to the western isles of Scotland, intercept a cargo of weapons destined for the king's sworn enemies and blow the conspiracy apart.