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The Emperor's Gold (Archives of Tyranny 1)

The Emperor's Gold (Archives of Tyranny 1)

by Robert Wilton

Publisher Corvus


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About the book

July 1805: Napoleon's army masses across the Channel - Britain is within hours of invasion and defeat.

Only one thing stands in the way - an obscure govenement bureau of murky origins and shadowy purpose: The Comptrollerate General for Scrutiny and Survey. Behind the clash of fleets and armies, there lies a secret world of intrigue, deception, treachery and violence.

Which is precisely why the Comptrollerate exists...

Into this feverish environment comes a dead man. Pulled half-drowned from a shipwreck, his past erased, Tom Roscarrock is put to work for the Comptrollerate and thrown headfirst into a bewildering world of political intrigue and violence.

In France, a plan is underway to shatter the last of England's stability. In England, the man who recruited Roscarrock has disappeared, his agents keep turning up dead, and reports of a secret French fleet are panicking the authorities.

His life in danger and his motives increasingly suspect, Roscarrock must pursue the complex conspiracy across England and then into the heart of Napoleon's France, there to confront the greatest mystery of all...

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About the Author

Robert Wilton

Prize-winning novelist Robert Wilton was advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo in the years before the country’s independence, Private Secretary to the UK Secretary of State for Defence, and acting head of an international human rights mission in Albania. He’s co-founder of The Ideas Partnership charity, supporting the education and empowerment of marginalized children in the Balkans.

He's the author of the Comptrollerate-General series of immersive historical novels, the Gentleman Adventurer Edwardian Entertainments, and the Shakespeare & Sherlock series. He also writes on history, culture and the failures of international intervention in south-eastern Europe, writes for and blogs about the screen, and translates Albanian literature. A practising life and writing coach, he divides his time between the Balkans and Cornwall.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Winner of the Historical Writers' Association/Goldsboro Crown Award for Historical Debut Fiction.

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