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THE CROWN JEWELS CONSPIRACY
'What if the Great Fire of London were to happen again. . .'
'What if the crown jewels of England were to be stolen. . .'
'What if both were to happen on the same night. . .'
In Medieval England the defence of the realm in times of need rested on the shoulders of twelve men – a secret brotherhood of knights, who answered only to the ruler of England. They were called The White Hart.
As they are now…
In the hot late summer of 1666, a strange document is delivered to the King of England. The writing, though easy to read, refers to an obscure promise: a great fireworks display will soon take place, culminating in a pure body of flame higher than St Paul’s.
A week later and with the city burned to rubble, the hunt is on for its mysterious sender.
Present day: When flames are spotted inside a modern building located at the exact site of Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane on the anniversary of the Great Fire, few are prepared that this is just the first phase of the greatest terror attack in living memory. But when information reaches the Prime Minister of a second fire spreading in Edinburgh and a break-in at the Tower of London, it isn’t long before chaos ensues.
For White Hart agents Mike Hansen and Kit Masterson, the escalating attacks are just the start of a bizarre sequence of events that threaten to send the present and past on a collision course. A forgotten foe has finally resurfaced, their ancient threat being carried out. Armed with both the latest in modern technology and cryptic clues from the nation’s dark past, they have no choice but to tackle the threat head on, while also frantically attempting to solve a centuries’ old puzzle before it’s too late. If successful, they could yet save both cities from certain destruction.
But only by uncovering one of history’s best-kept secrets can they prevent the past from repeating itself. . .