To Kingdom Come

To Kingdom Come

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Volunteering to infiltrate a secret organization of Irish dissenters believed to be responsible for bombing a new branch of Scotland Yard, nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker and his reluctant assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, learn of plans to bomb dozens of London locations. By the author of Some Danger Involved. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his young assistant Thomas Llewelyn, first introduced in Will Thomas's critically acclaimed debut novel Some Danger Involved, which The New York Times Book Review said "explores wonderfully uncharted territory," return once more in To Kingdom Come.
When a bomb destroys the recently formed Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Barker and Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever.
Their adventures take them from a lighthouse on the craggy coast of Wales to a Liverpool infested with radicals, and even to the City of Light, where Llewelyn goes undercover with Maire O'Casey, the alluring sister of an Irish radical. Llewelyn again finds himself put to the test by his enigmatic employer, studying the art of self-defense and the brutal sport of hurling - and, most dangerous of all, being schooled in the deadly science of bomb making.
Fraught with explosives, secret initiations, and vicious stick fights, and featuring historical figures such as Charles Parnell and W. B. Yeats, To Kingdom Come is a sequel to Some Danger Involved.

Baker
& Taylor

Volunteering to infiltrate a secret organization of Irish dissenters suspected of bombing a new branch of Scotland Yard, nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, learn of plans for other bombings.

Simon and Schuster

When a bomb destroys the recently formed Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Barker and Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever.

Their adventures take them from a lighthouse on the craggy coast of Wales to a Liverpool infested with radicals, and even to the City of Light, where Llewelyn goes undercover with Maire O'Casey, the alluring sister of an Irish radical. Llewelyn again finds himself put to the test by his enigmatic employer, studying the art of self-defense and the brutal sport of hurling -- and, most dangerous of all, being schooled in the deadly science of bomb making.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2005
ISBN: 9780743256223
0743256220
Branch Call Number: F THO
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 25 cm

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