Two assassins go head-to-head on the open seas in this gripping new historical thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author David Mark.
Nicolaes de Pelgrom, assassin and devoted servant of George Villiers, will do whatever his master asks of him – even if that means enduring the perilous voyage to the Indies to exact a grieving widow's revenge.
Making that same journey is Jeronimus Cornelisz, a conniving apothecary determined to escape the backstreets of Amsterdam and become rich beyond imagination. Hired by a criminal mastermind to escort precious cargo to the Indies, he will kill anyone who stands in his way.
When these assassins clash, so too do their missions. One cannot succeed without killing the other. In this deadly game, who will triumph and who will die? And are they even the only players?
Praise for David Mark:
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' DAILY MAIL
'Breathtaking' PETER MAY
'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer' PETER JAMES
'Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer' Peter James.
'To call Mark's novels police procedurals is like calling the Mona Lisa a pretty painting. Beautifully crafted, filled with flashbacks, horror, angst, and chilling detail' Kirkus Reviews.
'Breathtaking' Peter May, on Cruel Mercy.
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail, on Darkness Falls.
'Brilliantly written – a cracking story' Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club, on Dark Winter