Late summer, 1666. Captain Matthew Quinton is summoned by the King to London, a city seething with seditious plots, enemy nationals and dangerous paranoia. It’s the Year of the Beast, after all, and with England at war with both the Dutch and the mighty French, tensions are running sky high.
The King’s spies have learned of a secret quartet of terrorists who plan to destroy the capital, stir rebellion and open the way for invasion. When fire breaks out in the tinder-dry, narrow lanes of the ancient City, spreading rapidly west, the worst seems to have happened.
But an even greater threat still lurks amidst the smouldering ruins.
And only Quinton can avert it.