The Journals of Matthew Quinton, book 6
1666. A GREAT FIRE CONSUMES LONDON. A GREATER TERROR THREATENS ENGLAND.
In September 1666, one word was on everyon’s lips. Fire. But not all attention was on the blaze that destroyed London. Just three weeks earlier, British ships had obliterated the Dutch town of Westerschelling and set 150 merchant vessels ablaze. In an atmosphere thick with rumour, many thought the Great Fire of London was caused by Britain’s enemies, perhaps in revenge for Westerschelling. Perhaps they were right.
In the weeks before London’s burning, Sir Matthew Quinton, captain of the royal warship Sceptre, is recalled to a city seething with foreign plots and paranoia, and given a dangerous mission by the King. A secret quartet of terrorists is planning to destroy the capital, stir rebellion, open the way for invasion. Only Quinton can stop them.
Weaving together historical fact and fast-paced thriller, Death’s Bright Angel concludes with an extended historical essay, presenting startling new evidence about what really happened in the Great Fire of London. So you think it was a simple accident in a bakery in Pudding Lane? You may need to think again!