Audiobook on 21 disks, running time approx 25.5 hours. Some minor wear to the box, but the CDs are in very good condition. Historical mystery novel set in 1546.
'King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestand and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.
For the Queen has a secret. She has written a confessional book, 'Lamentation of a Sinner', so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down.
When the book inexplicably vanishes, and a single page is found clutched the hand of a murdered printer, Shardlake is summoned to Whitehall Palace to help the desperate Queen. His loyalty will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside the palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either...'