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The Seeker: The Seeker 1 de S. G. MacLean
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The Seeker: The Seeker 1 (2015 original; edició 2016)

de S. G. MacLean (Autor)

Sèrie: Damian Seeker (1)

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London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a teeming warren of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web's most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. In the city, coffee houses are springing up, fashionable places where men may meet to plot and gossip. Suddenly they are ringing with news of a murder. John Winter, hero of Cromwell's all-powerful army, is dead, and the lawyer, Elias Ellingworth, found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth's guilt. He will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice: and Seeker knows better than any man where to search.… (més)
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I found this a hard novel to assess. In most aspects The Seeker is a hugely accomplished and absorbing novel. S.G. MacLean evokes the darkness and paranoia of Cromwell's England with economy and precision, and delivers a neatly plotted murder mystery which dovetails nicely with the political backdrop. However...

...the character of Damian Seeker, the protagonist, seems to come from a different and inferior novel. Seeker is a stereotypically dark and damaged anti-hero we have all come across in fiction many times before. He is attractive to women without realising it, nurses a battered integrity and is never, ever wrong. He can tell infallibly if someone is lying and is, of course, a peerless swordsman. And underneath his forbidding exterior, we find he does have a heart which simply awaits the appropriate prompt...

I have not read any of S.G. MacLean's work before, and there was so much I liked in the book that I will certainly read more, but it may be a while before I sit down with Damian Seeker again. ( )
  TimStretton | Mar 19, 2020 |
London in time of The Protectorate is a complex place. Whilst the Commonwealth under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell has banned theatre etc, the people are still living life as normal regardless of whether there is a king on the throne or a Protector in charge. Meanwhile the Royalists are plotting and spying from their base in The Netherlands. High-ranking Parliamentarian John Winter is brutally murdered in Whitehall, his wife appears innocent even though she is a staunch Royalist, but a plot is feared and intelligencer and enforcer Damian Seeker is tasked with solving the crime. This leads to a web of intrigue involving the Barbados slave trade, coffee houses and an old score to settle from the West Country.

Having read one of MacLean's books before I had high hopes for this series, the setting is relatively unexplored, particularly from the perspective of the Parliamentarians. Usually books focus on the Civil War itself and have a romanticised view of the Royalists, this book explores issues affecting both sides and takes the viewpoint from the common people which is also refreshing. Whilst Damian Seeker is the central character he is quite lightly drawn, probably to be further explored in later instalments, and this is the the benefit of the pace of the novel. Plotting is interesting with multiple strands drawn together and I was particularly interested in the white slave trade aspect as it was something I was relatively unaware of in this period. ( )
  pluckedhighbrow | Jun 26, 2017 |
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London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a teeming warren of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web's most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. In the city, coffee houses are springing up, fashionable places where men may meet to plot and gossip. Suddenly they are ringing with news of a murder. John Winter, hero of Cromwell's all-powerful army, is dead, and the lawyer, Elias Ellingworth, found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth's guilt. He will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice: and Seeker knows better than any man where to search.

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