A Spectacle of Corruption

A Spectacle of Corruption

Large Print - 2004
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"London, 1722. Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, a stranger slips Benjamin Weaver a lock pick and a file. In an instant, he understands two things: someone wants to see him condemned to death - and someone else is determined to see him free. After a daring escape, Weaver must prove himself innocent."
Publisher: Waterville, MA : Thorndike Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780786264827
0786264829
Characteristics: 672 pages

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lukasevansherman
Apr 15, 2016

"You told me once you thought the election but a spectacle of corruption."
In this sequel to "A Conspiracy of Paper," our hero is once again Benjamin Weaver: ex-boxer, Jew, thief catcher, haunter of low life dens. Framed for murder, Weaver has to escape and assume a false identity to find out the truth. As "Paper" used the stock market as its backdrop, "Spectacle" uses 18th century politics and you will find yourself familiar with Whigs, Tories, and Jacobites after reading. While you don't have to have read 18th century English novels to appreciate this, it does help. Followed by "The Devil's Company." This series would make a great TV show.

samdog123 Dec 14, 2008

David Liss won the Edgar award for his first book A conspiracy of paper featuring the same character in this book. Benjamin Weaver is a former Jewish pugialist, turned "thief-taker or detective. This book centres around elections in the 18th century between the Whigs, Tories and Jacobites. Interesting, if a little long.

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