By David Liss
Moments after his conviction for a homicide he didn't devote, at an ordeal presided over by means of a pass judgement on decided to discover him in charge, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by way of a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a dossier into his arms. instantly he is aware issues: an individual had long past to loads of difficulty to determine him condemned to hang—and one other both mysterious agent is set to work out him free.
So starts A Spectacle of Corruption, which heralds the go back of Benjamin Weaver, the hero of A Conspiracy of Paper. After a bold break out from eighteenth-century London’s so much infamous felony, Weaver needs to face one other problem: how one can turn out himself blameless of against the law while the corrupt courts have already proven they wish purely to work out him dangle. to find the reality and transparent his identify, he'll need to comprehend the motivations at the back of a mystery scheme to extort a clergyman, discover double-dealings within the unrest between London’s dockworkers, and disclose the conspiracy that hyperlinks the plot opposed to him to the looming nationwide election—an election with the capability to spark a revolution and topple the monarchy.
Unable to teach his face in public, Weaver pursues his inquiry within the guise of a filthy rich service provider who seeks to contain himself within the political scene. yet he quickly unearths that the realm of well mannered society and politics is full of schemers and plotters, males who pursue riches and power—and those that search to come the son of the deposed king to the throne. Desperately navigating a labyrinth of politicians, crime lords, assassins, and spies, Weaver learns that, in an election 12 months, little is what it kind of feels and the reality comes at a staggeringly excessive cost.
Once back, acclaimed writer David Liss combines old erudition with secret, complicated characterization, and an enthralling humorousness. A Spectacle of Corruption offers perception into our personal global of political scheming, and it firmly establishes David Liss as the most effective writers of highbrow suspense at paintings today.
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A Spectacle of Corruption: A Novel (Benjamin Weaver) by David Liss