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The Resource A Spectacle of Corruption

A Spectacle of Corruption

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A Spectacle of Corruption
Title
A Spectacle of Corruption
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Summary
Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss's sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper."[A] wonderful book . . . every bit as good as [Liss's] remarkable debut . . . easily one of the year's best."—The Boston GlobeMoments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands. In an instant he understands two things: Someone wants him to hang—and another equally mysterious agent is determined to see him free. After a daring escape from eighteenth-century London's most notorious prison, Weaver must face another challenge: to prove himself innocent when the corrupt courts have shown they care nothing for justice. Unable to show his face in public, Weaver pursues his inquiry disguised as a wealthy merchant seeking to involve himself in the contentious world of politics. Desperately navigating a labyrinth of schemers, crime lords, assassins, and spies, Weaver learns that in an election year, little is what it seems and the truth comes at a staggeringly high cost. Praise for A Spectacle of Corruption"[A] rousing sequel of historical, intellectual suspense. "—San Antonio Express-News "Liss is a superb writer who evokes the squalor of London with Hogarthian gusto."—People "In Benjamin Weaver, Mr. Liss has created a multifaceted character and a wonderful narrator."—The New York Sun
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Liss, David
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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A Spectacle of Corruption
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OVERDRIVE:190d7cc0-fa95-42ee-92a1-130a8f9685e0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588362421
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Spectacle of Corruption
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:190d7cc0-fa95-42ee-92a1-130a8f9685e0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588362421
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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