|Dragon's Lair (2003) [Novel]|
by Sharon Kay Penman
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Series: Justin de Quincy
(From the publisher):
July 1193. King Richard Lionheart lies in a German prison, held for ransom by the emperor. His mother, Dowager Queen Eleanor, ransacks England for gold to buy his freedom, while his younger brother, John, plots with King Philippe of France to ensure that Richard rots and dies in chains.
When a ransom payment vanished, Eleanor hastily dispatches Justin de Quincy to investigate. In wild, beautiful Wales, his devotion to the queen will be supremely tested - as an arrogant border earl, a cocky Welsh prince, an enchanting lady, and a traitor of the deepest dye welcome him with false smiles and deadly conspiracies. The queen's treasure is nowhere to be found, but assassins are everywhere and blood runs red in the dragon's lair.
Original title: Dragon's Lair
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical