James Bailey has just returned from England on an urgent mission from King Charles and finds himself in the middle of a mystery in the prudish town of Boston around the time of the French and Indian War. He has come to America to find out why a fellow emissary from the King was murdered, but he soon faces enemies from all sides and some that he doesn’t even know. His unusual traveling companions help him in unforeseen ways as he discovers the truth and seeks justice in a hostile land. Crow Hollow is a compelling tale set in a time when lying could get you strapped to a post and whipped yet men will be men. Tempers are still hot as Bailey travels through New England for the truth. Danger is both in front of them and behind them.
For me this book started out a bit slow and I may have just been slow on the uptake. The story build in its drama and you’ll just have to read it to find out whether justice was served.