The Devil's Company by David Liss
A Novel (Benjamin Weaver)

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BONUS: This edition contains a The Devil's Company discussion guide.

From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Whiskey Rebels and A Conspiracy of Papercomes a stunning new thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-century London.

The year is 1722. Ruffian for hire and master of disguise Benjamin Weaver finds himself pitted against a mysterious mastermind who holds the lives of Weaver’s friends in the balance. To protect the people he loves, Weaver must stage a daring robbery from the headquarters of the ruthless British East India Company, but this theft is only the opening move in a dangerous game of secret plots, corporate rivals, and foreign spies. With the security of the nation—and the lives of those he loves—in the balance, Weaver must navigate a labyrinth of political greed and corporate treachery.

Explosive action and utterly vivid period detail are the hallmarks of an author who continues to set the bar ever higher for historical suspense.
 

About David Liss

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David Liss is the author of The Devil's Company, The Whiskey Rebels, The Ethical Assassin, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Coffee Trader, and A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and children.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published June 14, 2009 by Random House. 384 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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In Edgar-winner Liss’s enjoyable third thriller to feature the estimable Benjamin Weaver, an 18th-century London “thieftaker” (after A Spectacle of Corrupt

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Of course Weaver is successful in this venture --- but he knows that this act alone will not be the last nefarious deed he is asked to do for Cobb, who now wants Weaver to set himself up as an employee of the Company and infiltrate them from the inside to obtain information and trade secrets.

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The East India Company -- the "devil's" company -- is a stand-in for the rapacious corporations that threaten to dominate today's world.

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· Judi Clark · No Comments Tags: 18th-Century, David Liss, Historical, London · Posted in: Award Winning Author, Time Period Fiction, United Kingdom.

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It’s tightly written, fast paced and the perfect book for these long winter nights that appar­ently have no idea that it’s already spring.

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