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One good turn deserves another - fate doesn't agree! Jacob Bell, the Tudor Queen's Glassmaker, joins Admiral John Hawkins in a battle against Catholic plotters led by Count Ridolfi. Drawing on all their resources of boldness, courage and cunning, they carry through an audacious plan to free Hawkins’s men from the dreaded Spanish Inquisition. Jacob and his powerful new ship The Crystal, designed by Admiral Hawkins, are sent on a secret mission to Venice. With his untried ship, he is drawn into an encounter with the all conquering Ottoman galley fleet, which threatens all of their lives, as well as the continuing existence of Venice itself. Through intrigue, gun-smoke and bloody warfare, Jacob battles to thwarts the plotters and begin a new life with his love Maria.
“a fascinating, original historical context...the insight into the world of glassmaking is interesting...the backdrop of the story’s setting – Venice and London – and the times will also be a key part of its appeal to readers” Martyn Bedford, Award winning author of Houdini Girl.