By J. D. Davies
Wintry weather, 1666. A moment warfare has damaged out among the English and the Dutch . . . Captain Matthew Quinton’s 5th project for King and kingdom is to the Swedish courtroom at Gothenburg. Sweden is on the peak of its army energy, and Quinton is charged with securing the most important aid in England’s new warfare opposed to her outdated enemy, the Dutch republic. Accompanying him is the mysterious Lord Conisborough, who – unknown to his captain – is sworn to a different, mystery undertaking concerning the infamous regicide John Bale, by myself between friends of the world to signal the loss of life warrant of Charles I. Gothenburg proves to be a hotbed of dangerously conflicting loyalties, and Quinton and staff locate themselves desiring support from the main unforeseen quarters.