Matthew Shardlake is involved in trying to defend a young girl accused of murdering her young cousin. His involvement in such a case, apparently cut and dried, brings him once more to the attention of the King's chief minister Thomas Cromwell. The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary weapon, has been discovered and Cromwell wants it for his master. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the owners murdered and the secret missing.
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He must follow a twisting trail to discover the killers - and the Greek Fire - in Tudor London as well as trying to prove his young client is innocent.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop