A Spectacle of Corruption

A Spectacle of Corruption

A Novel

eBook - 2004
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Realizing at the moment of his conviction for a crime he did not commit that someone is determined to see him dead and another to set him free, Benjamin Weaver works to expose a conspiracy with links to the coming election.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2004]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: �2004
ISBN: 9781588362421
1588362426
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 381 pages)

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lukasevansherman
Apr 15, 2016

"You told me once you thought the election but a spectacle of corruption."
In this sequel to "A Conspiracy of Paper," our hero is once again Benjamin Weaver: ex-boxer, Jew, thief catcher, haunter of low life dens. Framed for murder, Weaver has to escape and assume a false identity to find out the truth. As "Paper" used the stock market as its backdrop, "Spectacle" uses 18th century politics and you will find yourself familiar with Whigs, Tories, and Jacobites after reading. While you don't have to have read 18th century English novels to appreciate this, it does help. Followed by "The Devil's Company." This series would make a great TV show.

samdog123 Dec 14, 2008

David Liss won the Edgar award for his first book A conspiracy of paper featuring the same character in this book. Benjamin Weaver is a former Jewish pugialist, turned "thief-taker or detective. This book centres around elections in the 18th century between the Whigs, Tories and Jacobites. Interesting, if a little long.

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