Matthew goes to Portsmouth where the British fleet gathers. He investigates a custody case, finding a family at odds for no apparent reason. In a nearby village, he begins to learn the blood-chilling reason why Alice is in Bedlam. In Portsmouth, he is aboard the Mary Rose when tragedy strikes. The lawyer with nine lives escapes his peril but finds even more to fear. As always, meticulously researched, carrying the flavor not only of the times but the emotions of the people. Superb series. A five.
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