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The Time of Terror

Seth Hunter
1793. British Naval Officer Nathan Peake is sent to Paris disguised as an American sea captain. His assignment: ruin the French economy by flooding France with counterfeit banknotes. Sea battles, assassins' attacks, and torture—does the guillotine await?

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"A more natural storyteller’s eye than Patrick O’Brian…well wrought and deftly told," Sunday Telegraph. Paul Bryers is a writer and filmmaker, specializing in factually-based drama and documentary. Writing as Seth Hunter, he is the author of a series of critically-acclaimed novels set during the Wars with Revolutionary France and featuring Nathan Peake: The Time of Terror The Tide of War The Price of Glory The Winds of Folly The Flag of Freedom The Spoils of Conquest Previous novels, written under his name, include The Used Women’s Book Club, Prayer of the Bone, In a Pig’s Ear, The Adultery Department and Coming First, all published by Bloomsbury in the UK. He was the of a British Arts Council Award for Best First Novel. In August 2013 Hachette published SPOOKED: The Haunting of Kit Connelly, Paul's latest novel for children and young adults which was shortlisted for the Phoenix Award in 2015. He is also a writer, producer, and director of features, dramas and documentaries for television, radio and the theatre. Dramas and docudramas include the four-part Queen Victoria’s Empire for PBS, which won the outstanding achievement award at the 2002 New York Film Festival. Bryers has directed films for such notable playwrights as Arthur Miller (The Golden Years) and Mikhail Bulgakov (Incident in Judea). He was born in Liverpool and educated at Southampton University. Bryars has taught creative writing at the Universities of Winchester and Bath Spa and is a member of PEN and the Society of Authors.
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