{Audiobooks} Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller Author James McGee – Selindameditasyon.com

Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller I really enjoyed this Regency historical adventure with impossible, but fun, near escapes But there is also some meat to go along with the adventure, from the filthy, fetid stench of London s overcrowded streets and back alleys to the regimented broad shoulders of the Admiralty Matthew Hawkwood is a strong, capable Bow Street Runner, soldier and spy, with a touch of danger about him The catch phrase on the cover sums him up nicelyYou don t send a gentleman to catch vermin You send Hawkwood I really enjoyed this Regency historical adventure with impossible, but fun, near escapes But there is also some meat to go along with the adventure, from the filthy, fetid stench of London s overcrowded streets and back alleys to the regimented broad shoulders of the Admiralty Matthew Hawkwood is a strong, capable Bow Street Runner, soldier and spy, with a touch of danger about him The catch phrase on the cover sums him up nicelyYou don t send a gentleman to catch vermin You send HawkwoodRichard Armitrage would fit wonderfully as the rough around the edges hero I can t do a full review now, since Ron will also be reading this book, meaning a joint review later This is a fast paced tale, with plenty of action as Hawkwood s investigation of a highwayman robbery and killing leads to the discovery of a plot by France to trap England s Royal Navy Hawkwood will do whatever is necessary to prevent this happening, no matter what is thrown in his path.Be ready for excitement, daring do, espionage andMy rating is 3 1 2 stars RATCATCHER Bow Street Runner London Napoleonic GMcGee, James 1st in seriesHarperCollins, 2006 Hardcover Matthew Hawkwood, a former soldier and a sharpshooter, is now one of ten Bow Street Runners When Highwaymen stop a coach and kill a government courier, Hawkwood is called in to find them In time, he finds what he is really seeking is the contents of the couriers pouch and those behind a plot to destroy the strength of England s war fleet Hawkwood, for all this reputation as a top RATCATCHER Bow Street Runner London Napoleonic GMcGee, James 1st in seriesHarperCollins, 2006 Hardcover Matthew Hawkwood, a former soldier and a sharpshooter, is now one of ten Bow Street Runners When Highwaymen stop a coach and kill a government courier, Hawkwood is called in to find them In time, he finds what he is really seeking is the contents of the couriers pouch and those behind a plot to destroy the strength of England s war fleet Hawkwood, for all this reputation as a top Runner, isn t the most capable Were it not for his friend, Jago, he wouldn t have made it through the book In fact, of the two characters, Jago is theinteresting What McGee did do extremely well was depict the seamy side of London during this period The other element of the story I found fascinating were the descriptions of the weapon invented by Robert Fulton I am also always fascinated by reading the history of the Bow Street Runners While this wasn t the best book, it wasn t terrible either and, being the first in the series, I shall probably read the next one just to see how the author is progressing 3.75 starsI went into this book with no expectations I d never heard of it but I came across it at a used book store, saw that it was set during the Regency period, and decided to give it a shot I m glad I did because I ended up really liking it It features Matthew Hawkwood, a former rifleman in the British army, who now earns his living as a Bow Street runner There was some interesting history and a satisfactory ending I d like to see future books delve a little deeper into Hawkwood s char 3.75 starsI went into this book with no expectations I d never heard of it but I came across it at a used book store, saw that it was set during the Regency period, and decided to give it a shot I m glad I did because I ended up really liking it It features Matthew Hawkwood, a former rifleman in the British army, who now earns his living as a Bow Street runner There was some interesting history and a satisfactory ending I d like to see future books delve a little deeper into Hawkwood s character Just arrived from UK through BM This is a historical and mystery novel which is based on the Regency London The most interesting part of this book is showing the first attempt of the construction of an undersea boat by Robert Fulton, in December of 1799The idea of this American inventor was to use his weapon by the French government a giant the British Navy after Bonaparte fall The Nautilus was then built at the Perrier workshop in Rouen and was successfully tested and sailed first in July Just arrived from UK through BM This is a historical and mystery novel which is based on the Regency London The most interesting part of this book is showing the first attempt of the construction of an undersea boat by Robert Fulton, in December of 1799The idea of this American inventor was to use his weapon by the French government a giant the British Navy after Bonaparte fall The Nautilus was then built at the Perrier workshop in Rouen and was successfully tested and sailed first in July 1800 on the Seine River In the above drawing, the torpedo P can also be seen This device was also invented by Fulton Jules Verne in his Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was also inspired by Fulton s Nautilus. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I bloody loved this High jinks in the early 1800 s.Matthew Hawkwood is a wonderful character Ex military sharp shooter, now a bow street runner Matthew has a clear view of what is right and wrong and that doesn t always match his bosses view He s a lover as well as a fighter.Hawkwood is asked to investigate a violent highway robbery that resulted in 2 deaths Amongst the valuables taken was a satchel that was manacled to a Lieutenant from the Navy to get it the robbers had to cut his han I bloody loved this High jinks in the early 1800 s.Matthew Hawkwood is a wonderful character Ex military sharp shooter, now a bow street runner Matthew has a clear view of what is right and wrong and that doesn t always match his bosses view He s a lover as well as a fighter.Hawkwood is asked to investigate a violent highway robbery that resulted in 2 deaths Amongst the valuables taken was a satchel that was manacled to a Lieutenant from the Navy to get it the robbers had to cut his hand off.The runners are rather short staffed and become evenso when one of their number goes missing when investigating the disappearance of a clockmaker Of course the 2 cases overlap Hawkwood faces danger on a number of occasions and always comes through though he does get some help in the form of his former military sidekick turned underworld kingpin Nathaniel Jago.There is quite a bit of world building, but the story is very clever, with one exception never trust a woman who gets you into bed as soon as you enter her house You should have known Matthew, you should have known I liked this mystery thriller which reminded me of John Dickson Carr s historical mysteries.This is the first of a series following Matthew Hawkwood, ex Ranger sharpshooter a la Sharpe s Rifles with a shady past and now one of the elite and still shadowy Bow Street Runners The story gets a bit wacky It begins with a highwayman and his apprentice robbing a coach and brutally killing the coachman and a courier for no apparent reason Hawkwood is assigned to find the murderer and this case keep I liked this mystery thriller which reminded me of John Dickson Carr s historical mysteries.This is the first of a series following Matthew Hawkwood, ex Ranger sharpshooter a la Sharpe s Rifles with a shady past and now one of the elite and still shadowy Bow Street Runners The story gets a bit wacky It begins with a highwayman and his apprentice robbing a coach and brutally killing the coachman and a courier for no apparent reason Hawkwood is assigned to find the murderer and this case keeps expanding and morphing until he is dealing with a missing master clockmaker, another murder, and a Bonapartist spy ring.Some of the action and characters are based on historical events.Hawkwood comes off as a hero with seeming super powers while his ex sergeant, now informant and only friend, Nathaniel Jago is thesympathetic character who humanizes the aloof Runner It will be interesting to read how this maybe partnership evolves through the series The prologue sets the dark tone for the whole book The two highwaymen who robbed the coach killed a coachman and an officer in cold blood One of them even cut off the officer s hand And that is the case Matthew Hawkwood, an ex army officer and now one of the best Bow Street Runners, is assigned to solve.I loved how the hero is introduced Two urchins pick pocketed some officers and then ran to the place they live Mother Gant lets them live with her as long as they bring whatever they steal The prologue sets the dark tone for the whole book The two highwaymen who robbed the coach killed a coachman and an officer in cold blood One of them even cut off the officer s hand And that is the case Matthew Hawkwood, an ex army officer and now one of the best Bow Street Runners, is assigned to solve.I loved how the hero is introduced Two urchins pick pocketed some officers and then ran to the place they live Mother Gant lets them live with her as long as they bring whatever they steal And there Matthew Hawkwood is introduced He simply appeared at Mother Gant s door to catch a well known fence.The first time we get a glimpse of his past is not through his own reminisces, but a story told by a major Lawrence to his friend after Hawkwood returned his stolen watch and refused to admit he recognized him France and Britain are at war and everything is in its shadow I was never interested in France that much I don t have and reasons , so for me it was easy whose side I m on.I don t know if the author intention was to make Matthew Hawkwood really hot, but I can say he succeeded completely Hawkwood is as real as you get He isn t some flawless knows it all He makes mistakes and he needs as much help as he can get Nothing comes easy to him Well, nothing except women but that isn t that important for the story The main character could have existed for real Some people turned out to be better friends to him than expected There are no completely black or white sides in this story not counting individual actions, since the killings from the beginning of the book could hardly be anything other than black And if nothing else, the ending is enough to love this book.As much as I wanted to sympathize with the villain and I did at first , because he does have valid and understandable reasons why he is doing what he is doing, by the end of the book he became a blubbering idiot, one of those I am going to talk you to death about my plans types After reading tons of pages of that, he lost all the sympathy I had for him.I wasthan satisfied with the ending Really enjoyed this story It moves at a cracking pace and I found that I couldn t put it down The hero is a deep character and I only hope to get to know himwith each book It s set in the regency period of London with a lot of the action taking part in the slums and back alleys The story has a number of twists and turns The final scene was a great ending to the tale. The year is , and Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is ordered by Chief Magistrate James Read to investigate the double murder of a coachman and a naval courier on the Kent Road Hawkwood is initially puzzled as to why Read is so concerned by this relatively mundane case, but as his investigation unfolds, another body is discovered, and a higher agenda begins to emerge an attempt by the Emperor Napoleon to bring about a crushing military and psychological blow to Britain, the means of which would bring terror to the seas for years to come Bettie s Books Bettie s Books

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