The Resource Gallows thief, Bernard Cornwell., (ebook)

Gallows thief, Bernard Cornwell., (ebook)

Label
Gallows thief
Title
Gallows thief
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A spellbinding historical drama about an ex-soldier in 1820s London who must help rescue an innocent man from Death Row, by bestselling author Bernard Cornwell It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars and England has just fought its last victorious battle against the French. As Rider Sandman and the other heroes of Waterloo begin to make their way back to England, they find a country where corruption, poverty, and social unrest run rampant, and where "justice" is most often delivered at the end of a hangman's noose. Nowhere in London are the streets as busy as in front of Newgate Prison, its largest penitentiary, where mobs gather regularly to watch the terrible spectacle of the doomed men and women on the gallows' stands. Rider Sandman -- whose reputation on the battlefields of France is exceeded only by his renown on the cricket fields of England -- returns home from war to discover his personal affairs in a shambles. Creditors have taken over his estate, leaving him penniless -- and forcing him to release the woman he loves from her obligations to marry him. Desperate to right his situation, he accepts the offer of a job investigating the claims of innocence by a painter due to hang for murder in a few days' time. The Home Secretary makes it clear that this is pro-forma, and that he expects Sandman to rubber-stamp the verdict. But Sandman's investigation reveals that something is amiss -- that there is merit to the young artist's claims. He further discovers that, though the Queen herself has ordered a reinvestigation of the circumstances, someone else does not want the truth revealed. In a race against the clock, Sandman moves from the hellish bowels of Newgate prison to the perfumed drawing rooms of the aristocracy, determined to rescue the innocent man from the rope. As he begins to peel back the layers of an utterly corrupt penal system, he finds himself pitted against some of the wealthiest and most ruthless men in Regency England. Gallows Thief combines the rich historical texture of Edward Rutherford and the taut suspense of Caleb Carr to create an eviscerating portrait of capital punishment in nineteenth-century London
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Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
G35 2006eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Private investigators
  • London (England)
  • Death row inmates
Label
Gallows thief, Bernard Cornwell., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=117031
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Title from e-book title screen (viewed Jan. 13, 2007)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061213380
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E0A1E677-A97B-4581-8465-A28132AAB048
System control number
  • ocm77804295
  • (OCoLC)77804295
Label
Gallows thief, Bernard Cornwell., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=117031
Publication
Note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed Jan. 13, 2007)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061213380
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E0A1E677-A97B-4581-8465-A28132AAB048
System control number
  • ocm77804295
  • (OCoLC)77804295

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