The Black Thistle

A Scottish Conspiracy 1651

by Geoff Quaife



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2010

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781426928260
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781426928277
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781426940088

About the Book

In 1651, a fatally wounded Scottish trooper is found by an English patrol. Before he takes his last breath, he reveals the details of a major plot being hatched against Scottish leaders and English generals within Clarke Castle—the same castle where many kidnapped Scots are being held.

Luke Tremayne and his sergeant, Andrew Ford, have just arrived in Oban, Scotland, via the English republic’s newest man-of-war, the fifty-four gun Providence. As the warship remains anchored in the sea loch, Luke and Andrew come ashore to receive details of their mission from their new ally, David Burns, a man of considerable wealth and passion for his cause. After Burns briefs Luke on the Scots’ three political groups, six assailants press up the stairs to Burns’ chambers and deliver a pouch that contains a coded message. Luke soon discovers that he must not only rescue the prisoners at Clarke Castle, but also must uncover the local leadership of this organization created by the King.

As Scottish leaders plot and murder their way to a solution, Luke becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to murder the political elite and quickly finds out that an ally is not who he appears to be.

About the Author

Geoff Quaife is an historian whose interest is seventeenth century Europe and the Americas. He is author of the earlier Luke Tremayne Adventures: The Spanish Relation, The Irish Fiasco, and Chesapeake Chaos and lives in rural New South Wales, Australia, where he is working on the next book in his series.