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Mathew's Tale

Mathew's Tale

In this, his landmark fortieth novel, Quintin Jardine tells the remarkable story of a man’s quest for justice – at any cost.

1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire.

Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind.

But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his county and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love.

When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law. And as a man of honour with a warrior’s instincts, he embarks on a journey of vengeance that will test every sinew of his faith in mankind…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 30th July 2015

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780755385621

Reviews

Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
Scotsman, Allan Massie
Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force
New York Times
Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn
Observer