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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Liss Narrator: Michael Pag Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, who was first introduced in the Edgar Award-winning novel, THE CONSPIRACY OF PAPER, returns. While inquiring into some threatening notes sent to a Church of England priest, Weaver is arrested for the murder of a dockworker. After his conviction, engineered by a crooked judge who has blatantly instructed the jury to disregard the truth, Weaver escapes from prison, intent upon proving his innocence. Meanwhile, Great Britain is reeling from a financial scandal that has sent the economy into a downward spiral; it is also preparing for a general parliamentary election - an event that happens only every seven years. Not generally someone to get caught up in politics, Benjamin Weaver finds himself caught in the crossfire of election trickery as he attempts to clear his name. The question remains, however: What good is proving his innocence, again, when having done so once only resulted in conviction? Instead, he is determined to work against his enemies and learn their secrets to try to discover why he has been singled out for this prosecution. The most likely engineer of his ruin is Dennis Dogmill, a tobacco importer and the election agent of the Whig candidate for the Westminster Parliamentary seat. Dogmill's opponent, and Weaver's unlikely ally, is Griffin Melbury, the Tory candidate and the husband of his cousin's widow, Miriam, whom Weaver once sought to marry. To discover the truth about the plot against him, Weaver disguises himself as a newly returned West Indian plantation owner. He must integrate himself with London society and political manipulators in order to learn the truth. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carla | 2/9/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as the other Liss books I've read, which were excellent. Weaver is still an interesting character, and the writing is very good, but the plot in this one was pretty convoluted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Naomi | 1/28/2014

    " This is a good sequel to A Conspiracy of Paper. The story doesn't repeat itself and moves along. I really like the main character and his possibilities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rimma | 1/27/2014

    " This sequel is probably not quite as unexpected as the first book, but the story is engaging nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/15/2014

    " This time Benjamin Weaver and David Liss take on 18th C. electioneering. "

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