The first instalment in a captivating trilogy set against the backdrop of the English Civil War. Plague cart driver Matthew Kneave rescues a baby on his way to the plague pit, and decides to raise it as his own. 15 years later, that son, Tom, is apprenticed to a printer in the City. But he is unaware that he has a benefactor and soon he discovers someone is trying to kill him.
Peter Ransley has written extensively for television. His BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters's 'Fingersmith' was nominated for a BAFTA for best series in 2006 and his ITV drama 'Falling Angel', starring Emilia Fox and Charles Dance, was screened in 2007. He is a winner of the Royal Television Society's Writer's Award.